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A Digital Platform to Empower Informed Mental Health Decisions

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Meet Richard. Like everybody else, sometimes he needs his community to support him. Explore this page to see how the platform will support him and the various groups who will help him along the way.

Navigate mental health crises with clarity and confidence through an all new digital pathway.

This tool is being created using a participatory approach, ensuring it will benefit Richard and everyone in the community.

For Peers and Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

Now, Richard can stay in control of his treatment and clearly communicate his wishes in a time of crisis.

  • Accessible, quick and personalized experience that is easy to understand
  • Intuitive, guided experience
  • Regain confidence with real-time access to PADs for any supporters and professionals during a mental health crisis
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At times, the digital space feels cold and distant, yet this project resonates differently with me. It’s rooted in compassion, and it has the power to transform what was once a scary place into a comforting and familiar space.

– Jackie S., Certified Peer Support Specialist

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Having an electronic version of PADs is going to be completely game-changing. Almost no one I’ve worked with who receives mental health services is even aware of PADs. This is going to bring so much awareness!

– Tiffany E., Certified Peer Support Specialist

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Quick access to information in the field aids law enforcement in making more quality decisions for all parties.

– Isaiah Hicks, Deputy Sherriff, OCSD

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This technological resource will help to save lives, as well as lower the risk of causing further trauma to those in the middle of a mental health crisis.

– Savannah B., Certified Peer Support Specialist

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At times, the digital space feels cold and distant, yet this project resonates differently with me. It’s rooted in compassion, and it has the power to transform what was once a scary place into a comforting and familiar space.

– Jackie S., Certified Peer Support Specialist

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Having an electronic version of PADs is going to be completely game-changing. Almost no one I’ve worked with who receives mental health services is even aware of PADs. This is going to bring so much awareness!

– Tiffany E., Certified Peer Support Specialist

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Quick access to information in the field aids law enforcement in making more quality decisions for all parties.

– Isaiah Hicks, Deputy Sherriff, OCSD

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This technological resource will help to save lives, as well as lower the risk of causing further trauma to those in the middle of a mental health crisis.

– Savannah B., Certified Peer Support Specialist

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Caregivers and Supporters

Richard’s supporters are able to facilitate a more coordinated crisis response with confidence.

  • Access critical information during a mental health crisis
  • Helps facilitate communication the peer's treatment preferences with law enforcement, first responders and healthcare providers to advocate for a PAD to be honored.
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First Responders & Service Providers

Act quickly in the field with the ability to lookup Richard’s PAD in real-time, informing crisis care decisions.

  • Support engagement and create trust with the individual in crisis, increasing likelihood of positive outcomes
  • Reduce recidivism in local jails and emergency rooms
  • Help to provide appropriate resources




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FAQs

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