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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 Cambria 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 Friday, June 28th, 2019 and will be held at:
Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
1003 Broad Street
Johnstown, PA 15906

Register online. Paper registration form. Registration deadline is Friday, June 14th, 2019.

If interested, please contact Liz Woodley at Liz@pmhca.org or call 724-686-3905 or 717-564-4930.

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.

Requirement: Successful participants will be asked to facilitate the training at least once before the end of 2019. By submitting your application and completing the training, it is assumed that you make this commitment.

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


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.