The Mental Health Act 2009 in South Australia is about treatment for mental health conditions.

Sometimes a person is able to make the decision themselves to receive treatment.

Sometimes a person is not able to make the decision for themselves, and the treatment is ordered.

If you are able to make your own decisions about mental health treatment, you can decide not to continue with appointments, medications or treatment programs.

If you are receiving treatment under a community or inpatient treatment order because you are not able to make this decision for yourself, you must continue to receive the treatment prescribed for you.

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