By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Community Relations Director – [email protected], 443-393-7696
On October 14th, Mr. Stephen R. Elville, principal of Elville and Associates, presented the topic of “Exploring the Nuances of the Advance Directive for Mental Health Treatment” at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Annual Conference at Shepherd Pratt Conference Center in Towson, Maryland.
The presentation educated the attendees about the purpose of the advance directive and why it is important, the nuances involved in the document and in health care decision making, offered case studies related to the importance of having the document in place, and offered other considerations in planning for incapacity.
By the end of 2016, Mr. Elvillle will have presented at almost 50 workshops, forums, conferences and continuing education events.
NAMI Maryland brings people together to tackle our community’s mental health needs and to invest in lasting changes that improve lives. The organization focuses on recovery, resiliency, and the support that is essential to wellness and quality of life. It gives families a place to turn, a place to access a strong network of education, support programs and resources. One out of every four families are affected by mental illness in some way.
Elville and Associates engages clients in a multi-step educational process to ensure that estate and elder law planning works from inception, throughout lifetime, and at death. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of the Planning Team Concept for leading edge, customized planning. The education of clients and their families through counseling and superior legal-technical knowledge is the mission of Elville and Associates.