A practical guide to psychiatric advance directives


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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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.