Mental Health is Public Health Conference
Mental Health is Public Health: The Intersection of Substance Use, Trauma, Suicide and HIV
General registration will close on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The fee for this conference is non-refundable. For questions or concerns, please contact the MidAtlantic AETC at email@example.com or 412-624-1895.
GOING GREEN: Printed Handouts will not be provided at the event.
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This conference will focus on the importance of mental health as an essential part of overall health. Presentations will include Mental Health and Mental Illness; Substance Use and Mental Illness; Suicide and Overdose; Concurrent Epidemics of HIV, HCV and Substance Misuse; Early Childhood Trauma and Trauma Informed Care; STDs and Risky Sexual Behavior; and LGBT Youth and Mental Health. Professionals working in these areas will be able to increase their knowledge of new updates in an interprofessional environment.
Physicians, clinicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, case managers and intervention specialists.
Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
• Introduce key aspects of mental health as part of overall health
• Discuss ways that stigma has affected prevention and treatment of mental illness, including the criminalization of mental illness
• Describe the epidemiology of mental health as it relates to substance use
• Identify current clinical guidelines for treatment of opioid misuse disorder
• Identify key links between overdose and suicide and how to prevent both by utilizing crisis management and suicide prevention models
• Describe types of suicidal thoughts and behaviors and how the health professional can address these through illustrative case studies
• Describe the relationship between Opioid Misuse, Hepatitis C and HIV epidemics in Pennsylvania
• Discuss methods for health providers to combat the opioid and HCV epidemic at an individual and systems level, including HCV screening and the epidemiology of HCV as a surrogate for substance use
• Identify key aspects of how trauma affects the brain and how to work with traumatized patients
• Discuss the challenges of vicarious trauma and how to address these challenges
• Develop action plans which build on the principles of trauma-informed care
• Describe current trends in sexually transmitted diseases, including changes in incidence, prevalence, treatment and guidelines
• Discuss the benefits of incorporating sexual health history taking into mental health and behavioral health practice
• Describe effective methods of culturally competent care for young LGBT patients
• Demonstrate effective methods of incorporating competent LGBT care through illustrative case studies
Accreditation information will be available at a later date. Please check this webpage for updates.
MAAETC FTCC Mental Health Flyer.:
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
- Hepatitis C
- Mental health disorders
- Reproductive health, including preconception planning
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Substance use disorders