Tag: mental health

Maternal Mental Health as a Driver of Maternal Mortality

Course Objective

  • Describe factors that contribute to maternal mortality, morbidity, and maternal mental health  
  • Define maternal mortality and related terms and describe how it’s measured  
  • Differentiate the problem of maternal mental health in the context of rural and urban counties using available data  
  • Identify roles that a local health department can take to address maternal mortality, morbidity and maternal mental health based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services

Date: June 30, 2024

Presenters:
Helen De Pinho, MBBCh, FCCH, MBA
 
Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Associate Director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) at Columbia University 


Local health departments play an important role in reducing maternal deaths. This course seeks to expand this focus, and examine the impact of maternal mental health as a driver of maternal mortality. It will outline the problem of maternal mental health in urban and rural contexts, and then discuss how local health departments and their community partners can respond to the problem

 

 

Gun Laws, Mental Illness and Stigma
Gun Laws, Mental Illness and Stigma Merrill Rotter, MD Senior Forensic Advisor to the Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Livestreaming: August 2nd, 2022 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Describe the development of gun laws as they relate to individuals with mental illness
  • Recognize the relationship between mental illness and violence
  • Explain the relationship between stigma and treatment participation, and the effects gun laws can have

Date: August 2nd, 2022

Presenter:
Merrill Rotter, MD
Senior Forensic Advisor to the Commissioner, NYS OMH
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, AECOM


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Dr. Merrill Rotter explores the connection between gun violence, gun laws, and mental health. He explains the relationship between mental health and guns, and how the stigma around mental health impacts gun legislation. He starts by reviewing a timeline of prominent gun legislation and instances of gun violence in the United States. Dr. Rotter then explains the efficacy of gun legislation as it relates to gun violence and mental illness. He concludes by discussing the impact of recent events regarding the gun debate in the United States.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the development of gun laws as they relate to individuals with mental illness
  2. Recognize the relationship between mental illness and violence
  3. Explain the relationship between stigma and treatment participation, and the effects gun laws can have
School of Hard Knocks: The Impact of the Pandemic on School Children and Their Families
School of Hard Knocks: The Impact of the Pandemic on School Children and Their Families Donna M. Bradbury, MA, LMHC Associate Commissioner Bonnie Catlin, LCSW Director for Strategic Clinical Solutions Office of Prevention & Health Initiatives NYS Office of Mental Health Livestreaming: December 7m 2021 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Identify forces currently at play which are impacting child well-being
  • Explain how workforce pressures factor into access to mental health services
  • Describe what can be done to help support schools, children, and families

Date: December 7th, 2021

Presenter:
Donna M. Bradbury & Bonnie Catlin
NYS Office of Mental Health
Office of Prevention & Health Initiatives


In this month’s Log-in2Learn webinar, Donna M. Bradbury, MA, LMHC, and Bonnie Catlin, LCSW, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted school-aged children, their families, and how the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) has mounted a response. They begin by providing epidemiological context to the current mental health crisis, including risk factors and changes in prevalence, as well as the OMH’s response to address the disportionate impact on underserved populations. They summarize the strengths and limitations of OMH’s shift to telehealth, such as barriers to access, caregiver involvement, provider responsiveness, and privacy concerns. With new federal resources to expand access, they go over response efforts, such as Project Hope and a 56% increase in number of OMH clinic satellites, as well as prevention programs, such as Healthy Steps, Project TEACH, the NYS trauma-informed network, and restorative practices. They wrap up by presenting the systems of care framework and answering questions from webinar attendees.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify forces currently at play which are impacting child well-being
  2. Explain how workforce pressures factor into access to mental health services
  3. Describe what can be done to help support schools, children, and families
Redefining Resilience in the Post-COVID Era
Redefining Resilience in the Post-COVID Era MATEO BELEN, MSW Trainer and Principle Consultant, A Mateo Consulting Livestreaming: August 3rd, 2021 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Discuss how COVID 19 has exacerbated disparities within health departments.
  • Describe how to utilize trauma informed principles to shift internal policies and procedures to support resiliency amongst staff.
  • Identify the stages of trauma resilience and implementation into policies.
  • Explain the importance of viewing staff as whole people within an equity and resilience framework.

Date: August 3rd, 2021

Presenter:
Mateo Belen, MSW
Trainer and Principle Consultant
A Mateo Consulting


In this month’s Log-in2Learn webinar, Mateo Belen, MSW, discusses how organizations can shift internal policies and procedures to support resilience amongst staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He begins by introducing us to basic trauma informed principles and explains the need to consider impacts based on race and gender. Belen highlights the need to acknowledge racism as a public health crisis and the importance of recognizing its effects amongst our employees in addition to the communities we serve. He then spends time talking about how resilience can be seen as a coping mechanism and how it can be fostered by organizations. He shares effective strategies that can be incorporated into work structures in order to support resilience and provide adequate backing to employees in times of crisis.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how COVID 19 has exacerbated disparities within health departments.
  2. Describe how to utilize trauma informed principles to shift internal policies and procedures to support resiliency amongst staff.
  3. Identify the stages of trauma resilience and implementation into policies.
  4. Explain the importance of viewing staff as whole people within an equity and resilience framework.
Region 2 Public Health Training Center