Psychiatric Advance Directives and Joint Crisis Plans: Promoting Patient Empowerment Concepts

Intervention and involuntary commitment laws become major consideration in cases of severe mental illness [1][2] [8]. Some states have the requirement of an “imminent danger” or “immediate danger”, making involuntary commitment difficult. Pete Earley, an author who chronicled his own attempts to help his son during a psychiatric disturbance  in his book, “Crazy: A Father’s…