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Leaving the Forensic Mental Health System

The Forensic Mental Health System in Ontario: An Information Guide

Ending the Relationship with the Ontario Review Board (ORB)

You are no longer under the authority of the Ontario Review Board (ORB) when:

  • you have been granted an Absolute Discharge, or
  • you have been found Fit to Stand Trial and returned to court.

At this point, you no longer have to stay in contact with mental health professionals. However, in most cases it is better if you stay connected to a hospital or community mental health services.

Staying Connected to Community Resources

Many people who are no longer under the authority of the ORB still need some help. This support can help you avoid coming back into the forensic mental health system.

If you are taking medication to help treat the symptoms of mental illness, you must keep seeing your doctor. Staying connected to a mental health resource can also help you deal with challenges you might face while living in the community.

The Forensic Mental Health System in Ontario: An Information Guide

  1. Introduction
  2. Who works in the forensic mental health system?
  3. What happens inside the forensic mental health system?
  4. The Ontario Review Board (ORB)
  5. Accepting or refusing treatment in the forensic mental health system
  6. Living in a forensic mental health setting
  7. Family, friends and the forensic mental health system
  8. Leaving the forensic mental health system

Conclusion

Glossary

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