This document focuses on the challenges of the delivery of behavioral health services to individuals with serious mental health issues in rural and remote areas. It contains strategies and examples of ways these challenges have been mitigated, so that rural behavioral health stakeholders might learn from their peers and identify ways to make improvements in their own communities.
SMI Adviser is SAMHSA’s technical resource site for providers, individuals, and family members dealing with serious mental illness, and it provides information about PADs. This resource site offers an app for creating individual psychiatric advance directives.
The My Mental Health Crisis Plan app (iOS and Android) empowers individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) to help guide their treatment preferences during a mental health crisis.