Mental Health Crisis Intervention: Assembling The Right Tools For Your Patients
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
Increasing numbers of individuals across all segments of society are struggling with mental health issues or suffering from mental illness, yet the availability of personnel and resources to assist these individuals continues to be scarce. There is a shortage of psychiatrists in Illinois and across the country, and patients may be unwilling or unable to get assistance specifically for mental health concerns. While psychiatrists can offer the most appropriate and comprehensive services to patients suffering from mental illness, non-psychiatrist physicians can play an important role in recognizing and supporting patients who present with potential mental health concerns. Yet many of these physicians, including those in primary care and emergency medicine, report feeling unprepared to adequately address psychiatric emergencies or to respond to patients who present with undiagnosed or untreated mental illness.
Join Becky Nikolov, a Board member of the Mental Health America of Illinois, and a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor for a presentation highlighting the importance of knowing how to identify and respond appropriately to signs of mental illness in your patients, and how to assist them in identifying resources and support for addressing their issues.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the potential consequences to individuals and society when mental illness is not appropriately recognized and addressed.
- Distinguish myths from facts related to mental illness and suicide.
- Identify specific strategies to identify patients who may be experiencing mental health concerns or exhibiting signs of mental illness.
- Identify specific tools and resources non-psychiatrist physicians can have available in their practices to assist patients who may be suffering from mental illness or are at risk for poor mental health.
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Board Member, Mental Health America of Illinois, certified Mental Health First Aid instructor
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit