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awareness about the
importance of
psychiatric advance directives to
your friends and family members.

Show your support to raising awareness about psychiatric advance directives

My Plan, My Life is an awareness campaign intended as a resource to help inform people with mental illness, their families and health care professionals about the importance of psychiatric advance directives.

Psychiatric advance directives are legal documents written in a time of wellness that express a person’s medical wishes in the event they are unable to make or communicate specifics for themselves.

They may help influence what happens to you during a mental health crisis. They allow you to specify considerations about your mental health care treatment and appoint an agent to speak on your behalf in the event of a mental health crisis. In some cases, you may also give further background information about how you have reacted to past treatment.

Despite these benefits, a survey of mental health experts concluded the underuse of psychiatric advance directives in the United States; this study surveyed 1,011 people with serious mental illness receiving public-sector treatment in 5 cities. With your support, you are agreeing to help spread awareness about the importance of psychiatric advance directives to your friends and family members.