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Mental Health Special: Care of American Veterans, Depression, PTSD, Suicide

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Contact hours: 15
Expiration date: May 1, 2023
Course price: $29
Authors:

Sara Wilson, BA; Jed Diamond, MA LCSW, PhD; Nancy Evans, BS; Tracey Long, RN, PhD, APRN; Lauren Robertson, BA MPT

Course Summary

The very nature of a complex healthcare system makes workers vulnerable to stress, trauma, depression, and, at times, mental health issues. Healthcare providers serve patients and families who are experiencing difficulty realities—especially during a pandemic. In view of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, we offer this 15 contact hour course bundle at a special price of $29.

The course begins with a discussion of mental health issues common to Veterans and their families, including post traumatic stress disorder, suicide risk, depression, grief, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence.

The next section offers a thorough explanation of depression, focusing on how it differs for men and women. We continue with an overview of PTSD, which describes symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. We conclude with an in-depth coverage of suicide in America, which covers risk factors, screening and assessment, lethal means, and the importance of community support. 

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
    Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Outcomes 
    Category 3—Professional Issues, Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss post traumatic stress disorder, suicide risk, depression, grief, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence and explain how each may arise in military veterans and their families.
  2. Discuss the nature of depression and how it manifests differently in men and women. 
  3. Define post traumatic stress disorder and discuss its implications for the family and community.
  4. Describe the scope of suicide nationally and worldwide.