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Be Prepared: Crisis Plan Worksheet

Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) are legal documents completed in a time of wellness that make it possible for people with mental illness to determine what type of care they would like to receive in a crisis, should they not be able to make decisions. PADs can be a lifesaving tool, help caregivers ensure their loved one’s voice is heard, and facilitate dialogue with providers. This worksheet developed by Mental Health America outlines what you will need in order to complete a PAD, but is NOT an official PAD. In order to complete a PAD, you must check with your state about legal forms and requirements. Without legal documentation, this worksheet does not count as a PAD – but it does cover the majority of questions you or your loved one will want to consider.

Related Topics

  • Crisis
  • Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
  • Mental Health
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