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mental health advanced directives

PMHCA is excited to announce upcoming Mental Health Advance Directive Trainings

PMHCA will do the Mental Health Advance Directive training in three stages:

FREE Refresher Course

The Refresher Course for current Mental Health Advance Directive trainers is scheduled for April 15, 2019 and will be held in Cumberland County. If interested, contact Liz Woodley at Liz@pmhca.org or call 717-564-4930.


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4500 Marketplace Way
Enola, PA 17025


Pennsylvania residents with SMIs have the legal option to create a Mental Health Advance Directive, as created by Act 194 and implemented in 2005. The MHAD 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:

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) has received a three-year Consumer Network Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We will work with Mental Health Association in PA (MHAPA) to collaborate with NAMI Keystone PA and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) on enhancement of our current Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD) training and to offer new training opportunities.


Contact Liz Woodley at Liz@pmhca.org.

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