A note on language:
Individuals living with mental health conditions may self-identify in various ways, including but not limited to, clients, consumers, peers, or persons in recovery.
For the purpose of this project, a “peer” refers to someone who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
For the purpose of this project, "Peer Specialists" are peers who, within their role, offer and disclose their lived experience to help others.
Your Voice Matters
Peers • Family • Caregivers • Community Members
In a mental health crisis, what would you want hospital staff or first responders to know about you or a loved one? People who have lived experience with mental health and recovery – individuals, family members, and caregivers – have been invited to participate in input sessions as we create a Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) template in California.
Local sessions in progress and are listed below.
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