Advance Directives

Advance Directives give people more control over their health care decisions when they are unable to make or communicate their decisions. They are valuable tools that can help anyone plan for unexpected accidents and events that could leave them unable to make or communicate informed decisions. The recovery initiative implemented by Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) emphasizes that persons with mental health conditions must direct their own recovery and manage their conditions as part of their lives, rather than let the conditions define their lives. They are all about CHOICE.

To complete an advance directive, download forms from the State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General’s website. Bring the completed form to a Notary Public or attorney. You can often find notaries at your local bank, library, mental health provider or AAA office (if a member). 

Link to Advance Directives from State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General’s Office :
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The general information contained herein is not advice. If you have questions about Advance Directives, you should speak to an attorney.