From our friend and colleague Dennis Romero at SAMHSA…
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released a new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, that allows people with serious mental illness (SMI) to guide their treatment 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 was developed through SMI Adviser, a project funded by SAMHSA and administered by the American Psychiatric Association.
My Mental Health Crisis Plan allows individuals with serious mental illness to:
To learn more and to download the App, please visit the SMI Advisor. Please share with your networks.