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Connecticut Mental Health Training

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Course Overview

Connecticut Mental Health Training
Morgan Curry

Author: Sarah Schulze

Mental health conditions are common in the United States, with one in five adults suffering symptoms ranging from mild to severe each year. Despite this fairly high prevalence, 2020 data indicates that only 46% of adults with a mental health condition received medical services related to those symptoms (10). Furthermore, experiencing one mental health disorder increases the risk of developing a second or third disorder by two to three fold (13). Comorbid mental health diagnoses also increase the severity of symptoms, negative impacts on quality of life, and risk of suicidal ideations (3).  

Healthcare professionals are guaranteed to encounter patients with mental health needs no matter what area of healthcare they work in, and universal improvements in education and preparedness to deal with mental health concerns is desperately needed and can serve to improve outcomes for patients everywhere. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction  
  2. Epidemiology
  3. Signs, Symptoms, and Criteria for Common Mental Health Diagnoses
    – Depression
  4. Case Study
  5. Screening
  6. Taking Action
  7. Suicide Prevention
  8. Revisit Case Study

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss screening for various mental health conditions and suicide prevention. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. List risk factors associated with a higher prevalence of mental health diagnoses.
  2. Explain symptoms of major depressive disorder and how it might present differently for individuals.
  3. Differentiate between symptoms of generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder 
  4. List different types of anxiety disorders.
  5. Identify risk factors for suicide.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of when mental health screening should take place throughout the lifespan.
  7. Explain easily adopted methods of suicide prevention for any facility.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: January 31, 2023

Course Expires on: January 31, 2026

Course Offering: #167