The diagnosis of diabetes is serious, and of particular concern when an individual also has a mental illness or a developmental disability. People need to take an active role in the management of diabetes just as they do with a mental illness. In this presentation, Ms. Farley explains how diabetes is recognized and managed, and shares her experiences caring for people who have diabetes along with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
Presenter: Becky Farley, RN
Becky Farley, RN,graduated from nursing school in 1971. She served at Saint Louis University for five years in the Open Heart Unit, then in various emergency departments for about 25 years, including about ten years of management. She then served as an RN Consultant for New Horizons Community Support Services in Jefferson City, Missouri, and has been full time for about ten years at New Horizons, now serving as the Director for the Residential Services Program.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
MIMH conducted a comprehensive mental health needs assessment as part of the SAMHSA-funded Missouri Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant. The assessment examined the needs of agencies and individuals across Missouri and included an inventory of mental health and substance abuse services available statewide.
Approximately ¾ of antidepressants are prescribed in the primary care setting, yet many primary care providers lack comprehensive training on depression screening and treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly Gable and Dr. Jaron Asher will review common and rare adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy, discuss tolerability concerns and highlight when and how to switch medications.