My Mental Health Crisis Plan App
Source: SMI Adviser (SAMHSA)
Focus Population: People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Mental Health Treatment, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization
The My Mental Health Crisis Plan app empowers individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) to help guide their treatment preferences during a mental health crisis. The app provides an easy, step-by-step process for individuals to create and share a psychiatric advance directive (PAD). A PAD is a legal document that includes a list of instructions and preferences that the individual wishes to be followed in case of a mental health crisis, should they not be able to make their own decisions. The app includes state-specific requirements for completing the PAD (such as signatures, witnesses, notary public), and allows it to be shared via PDF or QR code with whomever an individual chooses.