PAD Stories

"This time, with a PAD, I did not receive any treatments that I did not want. They were very respectful.  I really felt like the hospital took better care of me because I had my PAD. In fact, I think it's the best care that I've ever received."

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Delaney Ruston, MD, documentary filmmaker

Delaney Ruston

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia

Crisis in Control: A New Living Will for Mental Health


Helping college students: PADs on campus

By Anna Scheyett and Adrienne Rooks, September 19, 2008, MIWatch.org

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Legal doc gives voice to mental patients

By Denise Dador, September 23, 2008, abclocal.go.com

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Medical Minute 10-01-08: A Voice For Mental Health Patients

By Casey Taylor, October 1, 2008, WCTV.tv

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Plugged In: Mental health advocates add a twist to the state’s end-of-life laws

By Amy Biegelsen, October 1, 2008, styleweekly.com

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