For Peers

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.

PADs Informational Sessions

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.

Click on the county name or the plus sign to view events in that county.

All Counties – Virtual Sessions
Contra Costa County
Fresno County
Mariposa County
Monterey County
Orange County
Shasta County
Tri-City Mental Health Authority