Understanding Depression Differences through a Dynamic Framework of Gender

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Jonathan Platt, MPH, MPhil
Psychiatric Epidemiology Fellow
Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health

Description:

Currently, the literature indicates that women are much more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression. While there have been some who try to attribute this difference to various research flaws, there is good evidence to refute these rebuttals and there do in fact appear to be gender differences in mental health. In this webinar, Jonathan Platt, MPH, MPhil, discusses the epidemiology of depression and the various hypotheses that have been proposed to explain the “gender gap.” These include issues of genes and hormones, social stress, epigenetics, and others. He describes the dynamic perspectives of gender and the importance of intersectionality in research design and program planning.

Course Objectives:

  • To define the “gender gap” in depression
  • To identify the hypothesized biological reasons for the “gender gap” in depression
  • To identify the hypothesized social and environmental reasons for the “gender gap” in depression
  • To explain the differences in how depression manifests in males vs. females
  • To describe the research that refutes common objections to the “gender gap” in depression
  • To describe the dynamic perspectives of gender

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

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Public Health and Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Webinar Series, Part IV: Transformation of New York Mental Health System to A Medicaid Managed Care Model

Presenter: Glenn Liebman, CEO Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Description:
In this webinar, Glenn Liebman of the Mental Health Association in New York State discusses the transformation of the New York State mental health system into a Medicaid managed care model. Mr. Liebman provides a historical context for the reform, describes the changes that will occur to funding streams as a result of the reform, and implications of these changes. After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of managed care and behavioral health integration for addressing the needs of individuals with mental health challenges.
  • Identify critical elements for health plan engagement with mental health services in Managed Care.
  • Explain Health and Recovery Plans (HARP Services) in Medicaid Managed Care and how community work force can work to integrate HARP Services into health care.

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Public Health and Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Webinar Series, Part II: Family Engagement Tools to Help Support Individuals with Behavioral Health Needs

Presenter:
Deborah Faust
Director of Family Wellness & Suicide Prevention
Co-Director of Building Connections
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Description:
Family engagement is a family-centered and strengths-based approach to partnering with families in making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes. This webinar discusses family engagement during mental health challenges in order to explore how providers and health professionals can partner with patients and their families to find solutions and treatment plans. Specifically, it looks at how educating families on mental health and illness can be preventative, barriers that can impeded individuals and families from engaging with help and support, and defines whole family health as vital for supporting patient’s efforts to obtain and maintain well-being. This webinar also reviews several education strategies and tools that can be used to increase family engagement and patient wellness.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the foundation for successfully engaging the individual’s family or identified supporters and arming them with accurate information on mental health and illness.
  • Outline barriers that so many individuals and their families face in accessing services and why those barriers contribute to police involvement, hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
  • Examine wellness tools and resources for individuals and their identified supporters for achieving and maintaining wellness with the understanding that mental health education is the foundation for illness recognition and engaging treatment options.

 

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Public Health and Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Webinar Series, Part I: Public Health Approaches to Mental Health Literacy

Date: April 20, 2016

Presenter:
John Richter, MPA
Public Policy Director
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Description:
Mental illness, including emotional and behavioral disorders, presents us with an enormous challenge in our present day. In particular, the impact of untreated mental illness can have deleterious effects on those individuals, their families, and communities. This webinar presents the current problem of mental illness and the delay and failure to get treatment or maintain recovery, the resulting damage this can cause, the barriers people experience to getting help, how public health can address these issues, and ways to foster mental health literacy. The webinar provides an overview on several trainings including: Mental Health First Aid, a first-responder style training that can provide public health professionals with the skills and knowledge to navigate mental health emergency contexts, and safeTALK, a suicide prevention training that teaches people how to become a suicide-alert helper. It also reviews educational curriculum that can be implemented to improve mental health among students.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a public health approach to address the primary barriers (such as lack of knowledge and stigma) to mental health and treatment for individuals who experience mental health challenges or illness.
  • List resources and tools to increase mental health literacy.

 

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Public Health and Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Webinar Series, Part III: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Research and Implications, an Interview

Presenters:
Deborah Faust
Director of Family Wellness & Suicide Prevention
Co-Director of Building Connections
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Heather Larkin, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Social Welfare
University of Albany (SUNY)

Description:
Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are experiences while growing up that deeply impact a young person and profoundly affect emotional and physical health later in life. This webinar discusses what ACE research can yield in terms of breaking intergenerational cycles and how findings can be used as advocacy tools. Dr. Larkin discusses the ACE study, a groundbreaking research program that explored connections between specifically defined ACEs and the later development of health-risk behaviors, and her own current research and findings related to ACE. ACEs are implicated in the ten leading causes of death in the United States so understanding their mechanisms of action is essential in prevention and health promotion.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
  • Explain possible consequences of ACEs and implications for policies, programs, and treatment.
  • Describe examples of ACE Response collaboratives.

 

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Sex Differences in the Relation Between Social Stressors and Obesity

sfs2150_3_Shakira F Suglia_0Presenter: Shakira F. Suglia, ScD, MS

Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Date: April 5th, 2016

Description: In this webinar, Dr. Suglia provides an overview of the physiological responses to stressors and their relationship to obesity.  Stressors have a significant impact on mental and physical health, with high levels of stress associated with eating disorders and obesity.  There is also a sociodemographic gradient within this relationship, meaning that individuals with low SES experience a greater number of social risk factors and suffer more frequently from obesity.  This disparity is also seen between genders, with girls and women experiencing more stress than their male counterparts.

 

Recommended pre-webinar reading: Suglia, SF, Clark CJ, Gary-Webb TL. (2013) Adolescent obesity, change in weight status, and hypertension: racial/ethnic variations. Hypertension 61(2) pp 290-295.

Reflection Questions: What are the challenges in defining social stressors across the life course? Why is it important to examine sex differences when examining the effect of social stressors? What are some potential mechanisms by which social stressors impact obesity?

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

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Resilience From Our Roots

Organization that developed training: Albany School of Public Health

Description: This archived webcast is one of four courses in the American Indian Series within the Advancing Cultural Competence Certificate Program.

Beverly Cook (Mohawk Nation), St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council Chief and family nurse practitioner, discusses the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale and the impact of high ACES scores on adult health and wellbeing, advocating for a trauma-informed approach to care that involves administering ACE and resilience scales in clinics. She also describes important, culturally-based healing programs that are being implemented on the Akwesasne Reserve, including rites of passage and Centering Pregnancy.

Year Launched: 2015

Recommended for: Public Health Foundation-defined Tier 1 Public Health Professionals

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Developing Evidence-Based Programs (WISH, Module 4)

Organization that developed training: North Caroline Institute for Public Health

Description: This training provides an overview of evidence-based practices and policies in the context of women’s health and how they drive program improvements and lead to better health outcomes. It is the fourth training in a six-part series, called the Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Online Training Series, designed for those public health and/or mental health professionals who oversee health programs and services for adolescent girls and women of reproductive age. The series focuses on key components of an integrated approach to promoting the health of women during late adolescence and throughout the child-bearing years. This training series arose from the need for practice-based tools that advance multi-disciplinary partnership, community engagement and using evidence-based approaches grounded in proven theoretical models.

Objectives:

  • Define evidence-based practices and policies and potential impact on public health programs
  • Define levels of evidence
  • Describe two sources of evidence-based programs
  • Describe the role of policy in improving integration of care
  • Identify mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating programs and policies

Year Launched: 2012

Recommended for: Public Health Foundation-defined Tier 2 Public Health Professionals

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