The content in this course is applicable to certified medical assistants.
Stephanie received a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2007. The majority of her experience has been providing behavioral health counseling and case management in private practice, acute, community, and medical settings. She served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and provided training on topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Depression and Suicide Basics
Chronic Disease Adds to the Risk
Identifying Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Differentiating Suicidal Behaviors
Know the Warning Signs: “IS PATH WARM?”
Section 3: Mood Disorders
What is a Mood Disorder?
Identifying Depression in Any Setting
Neurological and Medical Conditions That May Contribute to Depression
Beyond Sadness — Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
When It Looks Like Depression, It Might Not Be
Screening for Depression
Screening for Suicidal Ideation
Seeing the Light
The No-Harm or No-Suicide Contract
Defeating the Stigma
Coping with Life’s Ups and Downs
Initiating an Effective Plan
Section 4: Medications?
When Medication Is Indicated
Medications for Mood Disorders\
Giving Counsel to Ease the Pain
On the Road to Recovery
Helping Families Help Patients
Finding the Right Resources
Section 6: Conclusion
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