“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.” Read More PAD Stories...

About PADs

  • A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that documents a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, and allows appointment of a health proxy to interpret those preferences during a crisis.
  • PADs may be drafted when a person is well enough to consider preferences for future mental health treatment.
  • PADs are used when a person becomes unable to make decisions during a mental health crisis.

Oregon Forms

Oregon Psychiatric Advance Directive/Appointment of Mental Health Care Representative form PDF

“Can I Plan Now for the Mental Health Treatment I Would Want if I Were in a Crisis?”PDF
A helpful guide, created by Oregon Department of Human Services, that includes answers to frequently asked questions,  official forms you can use, and instructions.