National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advanced Directives
Source: National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advanced Directives
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders
Topics: Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Crisis Response System, Family, Mental Health Treatment
This website is a publicly available tool for crisis service providers and provides comprehensive and state-specific details about Psychiatric Advance Directives. A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that documents a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, and allows appointment of a health proxy to interpret those preferences during a crisis.