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NAMI Hosts Advance Directive Training

murray calloway hosp1MURRAY, Ky. (3/14/14) — Kentuckians concerned about being subjected to unwanted psychiatric treatment have an option to create a legal document in advance to express their treatment choices.

The local National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter will be hosting a training to help residents navigate the process Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the MCCH Educational Services Building at 205 S. Eighth Street.

House Bill 99, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in the 2003 legislative session, created the advance directive for mental health treatment. The advance directive is a written, legally binding document that expresses a person’s wishes about accepting or refusing mental health treatment.

People who have advance directives can give health care providers information about anything that they think is important. They can also choose to designate someone else (a surrogate) to act on their behalf according to what they wrote in the advance directive.

Individuals attending the training will receive written information on Advance Directive for Mental Health Treatment along with the form provided by House Bill 99. There is no fee for the training.

For more information about this training, contact Brenda Benson at (270) 748-6133 or NAMI Kentucky at (800) 257-5081.

The NAMI/Murray Family Support Group will meets monthly and is for the family and friends of someone diagnosed with a mental illness such as bi-polar, major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder.

At each support group meeting, a sharing and support time lets attendees be heard in a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

For more information, call (270) 748-6133.

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