Question and Answer Call: November 29, 2018

Questions Discussed

  • How can I balance the health privacy of transition-aged kids and HIPAA/minor consent to treatment?
  • How can I implement legal decision-making processes, like supported decision-making?
  • How can we address the lack of resources for dual diagnoses of mental illness and developmental disabilities?
  • How can I be validating of someone’s choice not to pursue treatment if it’s creating instability in my own life?
  • How do we assess decision-making capacity?
  • I would like suggestions on how to work with an individual with a high conflict personality who does not recognize their own MH issues, are not a threat to themselves or others and inundate people in the organization with communications that are very negative and harassing in nature?
  • What support systems are in place for graduate MH students who are in a higher Ed institution besides counselors family members and any Ombuds office that may exist on campus?
  • I keep trying to ask open-ended questions to help someone share their needs, but I do not know if they are telling me the real reason they are about discussing their plans. What should I do?
  • I am finding it difficult acting in a validating way to someone who does not believe there is such a thing as mental illness, or someone who sees it as “just a weakness.” Any tips?
  • What do you do when someone is upset because they feel you violated an agreement you made from a conflict?

Upcoming Q&A Calls

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The next Q&A call is on:

  • Friday February 1st, 1PM – 2PM EST

What kinds of questions can I ask?

Attendees are encouraged to ask any questions they have related to conflict resolution and family mental health conflicts (ex. conflicts that discuss mental health subjects and/or conflicts where participant(s) have mental health conditions).  The questions can be based on lessons from the Conflict Compass program or any scenarios you would like to share.  They can be questions from families, organization staff, or any other participants you find appropriate.

How can I ask questions?

You can ask them live on the call or submit them in advance by visiting to use an anonymous online form.  We recommend sharing your question in advance so we can maximize the chances we make time to respond to it, and we recommend including your e-mail if you’d like us to write you the answer in the event we don’t have time to answer on the call.