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Psychiatric Advance Directives: An Overview4/17/2012Basic facts about psychiatric advance directives.
NAMI's Position on Psychiatric Advance DirectivesPADs should be considered as a way to empower consumers to take a more active role in their treatment, and as a way to avoid conflicts over treatment and medication issues.
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National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives (NRC-PAD)The NRC-PAD provides consumers with mental illness, their family members, clinicians, and policy-makers with key information about PADs, including PAD forms, links to statutes, educational webcasts, discussion forums, FAQs, and current research.
States with Psychiatric Advance DirectivesList of states that have specifically authorized PADs as of June 1, 2003, with links for more information.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health LawForms for creating psychiatric advance directives, FAQs, an informational folder "Power in Planning: Self Determination through Advance Directives"
NMHA Psychiatric Advance Directives ToolkitResources from the National Mental Health Association
Advance DirectivesAn article by Ron Honberg, NAMI's National Director for Policy and Legal Affairs
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