This presentation by Sue Abderholden, MPH, will touch on the experiences of patients hospitalized with mental health concerns, the importance of families and friends, clarification about how HIPAA laws have an impact on sharing of information with these key supports, and how we can reduce stigma around talking about mental health.
- Staff from clinic systems in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, who are participating in the Lake Superior QIN behavioral health initiative, particularly those working on implementation of behavioral health screening in primary care.
- Other clinicians, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and counselors.
- Gain an understanding of the experience of people hospitalized with mental health concerns.
- Understand the importance of friends and family in the lives of people who have mental health concerns.
- Gain clarification as to how HIPAA laws have an impact on sharing of information with these key supports.
- Learn about stigma around talking about mental health, and how to reduce that stigma.
Sue Abderholden, MPH, is currently the executive director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI MN). She also has worked for PACER Center, Arc, and U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone. Over the last twenty-five years, she successfully has fought for community and family supports and for laws that enable people with disabilities to fully participate in society. She understands the isolation that is caused by discrimination and stigma and has devoted herself to empowering people to come together to create change. Sue was on the White House lawn when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. A fervent believer in the power of personal stories, she has presented at national conferences and to numerous groups in Minnesota on grassroots lobbying and coalition building.
View this webinar on the Lake Superior YouTube channel.
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This webinar is an example of the useful, topical programming Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network offers as part of a CMS-funded project to increase screening for depression and alcohol use in primary care and to improve follow up care for patients discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities.