This fact sheet is about advance care planning and mental illness, including the differences between advance care directives and advance statements.
If you are engaging in advance care planning and have previously had, or currently have, a mental illness, you should consider your legislative options to document:
- your preferences and values for any treatment for mental illness in either or both an advance statement or advance care directive
- who you would like to make medical treatment decisions for you
- who you would like to support you.