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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Hawaii Mental Health Resources

In Hawaii, you can complete an "advance mental health directive" that expresses your preferences and instructions about your mental health treatment.  Within this directive, you can also designate an "agent" to make mental health care and mental health treatment decisions on your behalf when you lack capacity. Use the links below to learn more.

Hawaii PAD statute link - click to see the state statute as it appears on the Hawaii State Legislature website.

Hawaii PAD statute as a pdfPDF 

Hawaii Psychiatric Advance Directive/Mental Health Durable Power of Attorney FormPDF  

Hawaii Mental Health Resources - Find helpful information at this website provided by the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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