Do you have one?
I updated mine today.
The first page is a list of all the things I do when I am well. It paints a picture of what “functional me” looks like.
The second page is a list that paints a picture of what I look like when I am not well.
The third page is a list of supporters who can take over and make decisions when I am not well and need help.
The fourth page has my doctors’ names, pharmacy names, insurance info, and the meds that I’m on. It also lists treatments that I want to avoid.
The fifth page is my extensive allergy list.
The sixth and final page is my treatment location preference and places to avoid. It also includes a signature and date.
You can find templates for crisis plans all over the web, so find one that works for you and give it to your provider. Mine has been really helpful.
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