New Mental Health Resources Available

New ISMIE webinar focuses on mental health issues of anxiety and depression
A new mental health hotline with only three digits, 988, is scheduled to be in operation across the nation on July 16. The new hotline will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network to be connected with trained mental health counselors. The current suicide prevention number, 800-273-8255, will remain in service even after the 988 hotline is operational. In addition to suicide prevention counseling, the new hotline will provide assistance for individuals in any kind of emotional distress, including substance use emergencies.
The goal for implementing the new hotline is to make it easier for individuals in mental health crisis to access professional help. The shorter 988 number should be more easily remembered, like dialing 911 for emergencies.
As a healthcare professional, how often do you consider mental health as the cause of a patient’s symptoms? Does your treatment plan also include care for your patient’s mental health?
A new ISMIE webinar will discuss the complex relationship between mental and physical health and how it can impact the diagnostic process. It will also explore best practices for caring for patients who may be struggling with their mental health.
Managing Anxiety and Depression in Your Practice
Thursday, August 11 | Noon to 1 p.m. CDT
Register now for this informative webinar!
If you have questions, please contact the Risk Management Division by email.
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