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