Cell Phone Apps
My Mental Health Crisis Plan
A new mobile app and resource to assist individuals with an SMI in developing a crisis plan and psychiatric advance directive.
What does this do?
My Mental Health Crisis Plan allows individuals with serious mental illness to:
Clearly state treatment preferences, including treatments to use and not to use; medications to use an not use; preference for hospitals; and preferences for doctors and other mental health professionals.
Decide who can act on their behalf, by designating a trusted person (sometimes referred to as "healthcare agent", "proxy" or "healthcare power of attorney") as a decision maker on their behalf.
Identify whom to notify in the event of a mental health crisis.
Share the plan with others, including doctors, other members of the care team, and family and friends.
Who Developed this?
Developed by a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Advisor, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Where can you get the App?
Available on Google Play and the Apple App Store
The full announcement, and additional information is located at: https://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/press-announcements/202010010505
SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357 or https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Also known as the "Treatment Referral Routing Service" is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day 365-day-a-year information service provided in both English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-6264 or https://www.nami.org/help
A free nationwide peer support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members or care givers, mental health providers and the public. Can be reached Monday - Friday from 10 am - 6 pm ET.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The lifeline provides 24/7, free confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones and best practices for professionals.