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SMI Adviser® – A Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI)

This initiative provides mental health clinicians with education, resources, and clinician-to-clinician consultations around serious mental illness (SMI).

The mission of SMI Adviser is to advance the use of a person-centered approach to care that ensures people who have SMI find the treatment and support they need. SMI Adviser supports the use and implementation of evidence-based treatments for SMI and offers content and guidance for all members of the interprofessional mental health care team. The American Psychiatric Association leads the initiative and partners in various ways with clinical experts and leadership from more than 30+ national mental health organizations.

The SMI Adviser website at offers:

  • Free Education
    Browse hundreds of free live and on-demand courses on critical topics around SMI. Hear insights, participate in live Q&A, earn CME/NCPD/CPE/CE credits, and enhance your practice with guidance from experts.
  • Free Clinician-to-Clinician Consultations
    All mental health professionals can submit questions to our national experts. This includes psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and peer specialists. Receive personalized guidance within one business day. It is completely confidential and free to use.
  • Free Resources
    Find vetted, evidence-based fact sheets, guides, infographics, and answers to hundreds of questions in SMI Adviser's Knowledge Base. All content is reviewed by our team of national experts from APA, Harvard, Emory, NAMI, and more.
  • Centers of Excellence and Resource Hubs
    SMI Adviser maintains unique, interactive communities around important topics such as clozapine, long-acting injectables, and digital health. It also has resource hubs on SMI 101, AOT, and COVID. Get direct access to resources, education, consultations, and peer-to-peer discussion on these topics.

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