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The mission of SMI Adviser is to advance the use of a person-centered approach to care that ensures people who have serious mental illness (SMI) find the treatment and support they need.
SMI Adviser does this by providing evidence-based technical assistance to all mental health clinicians who provide care to individuals with SMI. This includes all professions in mental health: psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, and peer specialists.
SMI Adviser is also known as the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness. This initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and administered by the American Psychiatric Association.
What SMI Adviser Offers
SMI Adviser is a national initiative that serves clinicians and providers across all mental health practice settings. Our services offer evidence-based answers that support your clinical decisions for individuals who have bipolar disorder, recurrent major depression, and schizophrenia.
All of SMI Adviser’s services are completely free. Access them at SMIadviser.org.
Centers of Excellence
SMI Adviser founded and maintains several Centers of Excellence (COEs) and other initiatives that promote evidence-based practices and resources on specific topics.
Find these apps from SMI Adviser in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
SMI Adviser App
This app offers access all the features of the SMI Adviser website. It also includes validated clinical rating scales that interpret scores in real time for use at the point of care.
This app lets individuals take an active role in their mental health care. It lets any person create and share a psychiatric advance directive (PAD) so they are prepared in case of a mental health crisis.
Members of the Clinical Expert Team (CET) represent all professions within mental health and work with renowned organizations in academia and frontline care. Their expertise spans psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, peer support, counseling, family support, and more. They also have experience across all levels of care delivery, from community-based clinics to regional care networks to large academic centers and health systems.
Get notified about new live webinars, on-demand courses, and resources from SMI Adviser. Visit SMIadviser.org and sign up for the SMI Adviser newsletter.
Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.