When a person with mental illness is hospitalized for a mental health condition, they might get too sick to stay in charge of their own treatment. At those times, doctors and other people may make decisions about their care and treatment that they do not want.
Learn about Psychiatric Advanced Directive. It is a legal document which you can create when you are well to clearly spell out your wishes in case of a mental health crisis. It is a written document that expresses your wishes in advance about what types of treatments, services and other assistance you want when you are sick and unable to take part in decisions about your care.