Start right now and take an active role in your mental health care. Use My Mental Health Crisis Plan to create your own psychiatric advance directive (also called a PAD) or mental health advance directive.
In just a few minutes, you can put a plan in place to guide your care in case of a mental health crisis.
COMPLETELY SECURE, FREE AND EASY TO USE
CREATE your own personal PAD
CHOOSE who to share your PAD with, such as your family or treatment team
KEEP your PAD with you in the app, no matter where you are
UPDATE and SAVE your PAD any time your preferences change
Includes instructions for making your wishes LEGALLY
WHY YOU SHOULD CREATE A PAD
Take a more active role in your mental health care
Make sure you are better prepared in case of a crisis
Decide who are the contacts you trust to act on your behalf
Share your choices with doctors and others who are part of your care team
DEFINE THE DECISIONS YOU WANT MADE DURING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Emergency treatments that are acceptable, and those that are not
Medications that work best for you, and those to avoid
Physicians you prefer to handle your care, and who to avoid
Facilities where you would like to receive care, and those where you do not want to go
Who should make decisions on your behalf
My Mental Health Crisis Plan is developed and maintained by SMI Adviser. Learn more at SMIadviser.org/about.
SMI Adviser is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).