A practical guide to psychiatric advance directives

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Manual
Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher:  Author

This guide provides background and practical information promoting the use of psychiatric advance directives as a tool for self-directed care in psychiatric treatment and supporting crisis planning. It provides a plan according to the direction of an individual with mental illness should s/he become incapacitated, as in a suicidal crisis. 

Settings:  Health Care, Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Depression/Bipolar, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation
Strategies:  Respond to Crisis