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Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia: South Philadelphia legal clinic meets at the Philadelphia Access Center on the first Saturday of each month. Appointments are required. Call (215) 399-0064 ext. 702 to schedule a consultation.
National Resource Center for Psychiatric Advance Directives
Psychiatric advance directives are relatively new legal instruments that may be used to document a competent person’s specific instructions or preferences regarding future mental health treatment. Psychiatric advance directives can be used to plan for the possibility that someone may lose capacity to give or withhold informed consent to treatment during acute episodes of psychiatric illness.