Self Advocacy

Information and tools to help you self advocate.

Thinking About Your Discharge

Questions to help you think about your discharge from the hospital.

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Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a wellness process that anyone can use. It helps you figure out what you need to do to stay well, signs that you’re not doing well, and what to do when it becomes a crisis.

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Madness & Oppression: Paths to Personal Transformation & Collective Liberation

This guide, examines the intersections of oppression and mental health struggles, and takes you through the process of creating your own personal wellness document.

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Psychiatric Advance Directives

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) are documents that you can use to specify your preferences for mental health care during times you are not able to give consent.

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Shared Decision Making Tools

Shared decision making tools to help balance clinical information and treatment options with individual preferences and beliefs

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Reclaiming your Power During Medication Appointments with your Psychiatrist

Strategies for changing the power imbalance during medication meetings with psychiatrists

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Looking for more information about self advocacy?

Contact the NAMI Mass Compass Helpline. Compass is available Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at

Learn more about the NAMI Mass Compass Helpline.