Study aims to ease college students' mental-illness treatment decisions

09/26/2008 | ScienceDaily

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill project aims to help students document their mental-illness treatment choices if they become necessary by filling out advanced-directives documents. "It's almost like a living will," said Anna Scheyett, the project's lead investigator. "It gives you a chance up front when you're healthy to speak for yourself and your needs -- to keep your autonomy when the illness might be trying to take that away from you."

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