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FREE Mental Health Advance Directive Train-the-Trainer

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association is excited to announce the Mental Health Advance Directive Train-the-Trainer course to be held in Erie county. This training is intended for those who want to learn how to train others on the use of Mental Health Advanced Directives.

The class is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 and will be held at:
Community Care Behavioral Health
1314 Griswold Plaza
Erie, Pa 16501
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register online. Paper registration form. Registration deadline is Friday, November 8th, 2019.

If you need accommodations to complete this application, contact Liz Woodley at liz@pmhca.org or 717-564-4930.

FREE Training. Lunch is on your own. You are responsible for your own travel, lodging and meals.

Requirement: Successful participants will be asked to facilitate the training within the next 12 months. By submitting your application and completing the training, it is assumed that you make this commitment.

Upon being accepted, more specific information about building location, parking, and training times will be sent to applicants.

The Statewide Consumer Network Grant provided by SAMHSA allows us to offer this Mental Health Advance Directive Refresher Course free of charge.

PMHCA is offering a variety of MHAD trainings in Pennsylvania. We intend to promote awareness and use of MHADs by persons with serious mental illness (SMI) who receive services and supports. By creating a cadre of trainers and of peers and consumers who understand the importance of planning for any mental health crises, we expect that MHADs will become a routine and accepted part of mental health recovery services.


Pennsylvania residents with Serious Mental Illnesses have the legal option to create a Mental Health Advance Directive, as created by Act 194 and implemented in 2005. The Mental Health Advance Directive provides individuals with the opportunity to make mental health treatment decisions in advance of potential incapacitation, or inability to make such decisions.

We have three primary goals:

We invite CPSs and other mental health professionals to join us in our pursuit to provide quality trainings informed by the mental health recovery community.