Mental Health Advance Directives

A Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD) offers a clear written statement of an individual’s mental health treatment preferences or other expressed wishes or instructions should they become incapacitated. It can also be used to assign decision-making authority to another person who can act on that person’s behalf during times of incapacitation.  Learn more.

Download a complete MHAD booklet to print and complete by hand. It includes forms and instructions, answers frequently asked questions, and is available in English or Spanish.

Or download PDFs of the forms that you can fill in on your computer and save and share as PDFs. Please review the instructions before completing the forms and be aware that some of the fields are required.

Glossary of Terms 

FAQs 

Forms and Instructions

•   Combined form instructions and Combined form

•   Declaration form instructions and Declaration form

•   Power of Attorney form instructions and Power of Attorney form