When your needs are not being met, or you have a concern about the services you receive, Montgomery County encourages you to be an advocate for yourself, first and foremost. You know your own needs. If you are having a problem with the mental health services you receive, your first step should be to talk with the provider agency of those services. If the service is funded through Magellan Behavioral Health, you could also contact Magellan at (877) 769-9782.
Sometimes, though, self-advocacy can be difficult. In those situations, advocacy organizations can provide information, education, training, counseling, and mediating, in order to raise awareness of your concerns and ultimately help you achieve positive outcomes. They can assist you in expressing your own vision of the services you need and to make informed decisions about treatment and other matters in your life. In order to be successful, advocacy organizations rely on participation from you and the people who support you.
Some of the organizations that provide advocacy services to individuals include:
Community Advocates of Montgomery County
Norristown, PA 19401
Disability Rights Network
Philadelphia, PA 19107–4798