Ready to get started? Click on the icons below to access the sections of the Toolkit you need. Please note that the information you enter on the pages you print, download, or save from this Toolkit is private information. Store it in a safe place with other medical information. You can use the Glossary with all the sections to better understand what terms mean.
Download the Introduction for an overview of the tools and forms in the Toolkit. It has helpful definitions too! (Click here for the Spanish version)
Use the Care Transition Guide to get ready for the transition home or to your next care facility. It has checklists to help you collect the information you need before leaving the hospital or facility. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Use the Personal Health Record to keep all your health information in one place. It can help you manage your health care and improve communication between you, your primary care provider, mental health provider, substance abuse treatment provider, and other health care providers. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Use the Appointment Tracker to keep track of upcoming appointments. You can bring the form with you to appointments to write things down during your visit. Keep it with other medical documents for future reference. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Use the Medication Record to keep track of the medicines you take. There has are two different medication tracking tools to choose from. Both are designed to help you know what you are taking and why. It can help you talk to your provider about how your medication is working. Tell them if you experience side effects. Use this list to let all of your providers know all of the medications you are taking. This is important because some medications do not mix. (Click here for the Spanish version)
My Crisis Plan has numbers to call in case of emergency or crisis. Transitioning between care settings can be stressful. It may trigger symptoms and feelings. These can lead to a crisis. The tool lets you write down things that make you feel stressed and things that help you feel better. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Living in the Community has three tools to help you prepare to live at home. It has a checklist to make sure you have information and resources you need. It has a tool for you to think and write about your strengths and coping skills. It has a tool to help you get the most out of peer support. The last tool focuses on how wellness can help you live a more meaningful life. (Click here for the Spanish version)
A Peer support is someone who offers help based on shared experiences of living with mental health issues. This peer respects and empowers another person in a similar situation. The person respects and empowers the peer too. This section has more information and links to national resources. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Self-Advocacy gives you tips on how to ask questions and find resources to satisfy your needs, preferences, and rights. You and your supportive individuals can refer to the tips when planning for services and supports. The tips are a way for you to stay involved and at the center of your care plan. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Download Additional Resources for information on where to go to learn more. This section has links and phone numbers about financial assistance, employment, housing and more! It includes a list of national organization with resources for individuals with mental health conditions and/or their loved ones. It has information on creating Advance Health Care Directives. (Click here for the Spanish version)
Click here to learn who helped develop this Toolkit.
Click here to access references used to develop this Toolkit.
Privacy note: The information you enter on the pages you print, download, or save from this Toolkit is private information. Store it in a safe place with other medical information.