Mental Health Support and Crisis Intervention

Mental Health Support and
Crisis Intervention

Introduction: Welcome to the Mental Health Support & Crisis Intervention course! This interactive and self-paced workshop aims to enhance your knowledge and skills in providing mental health support to individuals in crisis. Before proceeding with the course, we recommend completing the Moodle Student Support module if you haven’t already.

Course Goals: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Ensure access to mental health services for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) who need them.
  2. Provide additional support to clients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders to improve retention in care, medication adherence, and viral suppression.
  3. Integrate HIV and mental health services for adults and adolescents living with HIV.

Course Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the symptoms of common mental health conditions.
  2. Describe the roles of different team members in providing referrals, support, and treatment to PLHIV with mental health issues.
  3. Provide mental health support to adult and adolescent PLHIV.
  4. Demonstrate effective management of mental health emergencies.
  5. Utilize de-escalation skills effectively with clients.
  6. Describe the core elements of trauma-informed care.
  7. Identify self-care strategies to manage burnout while providing care and support to PLHIV.
  8. Apply brief intervention strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to assist clients with substance use disorders.

Target Audiences: This course is designed for healthcare professionals and support staff involved in providing mental health support and crisis intervention. Target audiences include:

  • Healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, psychologists, counselors, etc.).
  • Social workers and case managers.
  • Mental health professionals.
  • Support staff in healthcare settings.

Course Modules:

  1. Session 1: Course Introduction
  2. Session 2A: Recognizing & Screening for Common Mental Health Disorders
  3. Session 2B: Introducing the Revised TRAT
  4. Session 3: HIV and Depression
  5. Session 4: Understanding Psychotropic Medications
  6. Session 5: Managing Mental Health Emergencies
  7. Session 6: Working with Suicidal Clients
  8. Session 7: De-escalation Skills
  9. Session 8: Providing Mental Health Support
  10. Session 9A: Understanding Trauma
  11. Session 9B: Providing Trauma-informed Care
  12. Session 9C: Self-Care for Clinic Staff
  13. Session 10A: Substance Use Disorders: Assessment, Management, & Follow-Up
  14. Session 10B: Motivational Interviewing Refresher
  15. Session 11: Adolescents, HIV, and Mental Health
  16. Session 12: Planning & Facilitating Support Groups

Course Format:

  • Interactive and self-paced online learning.
  • Accessible through any computer or mobile device.
  • Average time to complete the course: 45 minutes.
  • Each session includes educational materials, activities, case studies, and quizzes.
  • Quizzes assess your understanding of the course content.
  • Feedback and correct answers are provided to support your learning process.

Certification: Certificates of completion are available upon successfully finishing the course. To qualify for certification, participants must complete all sessions and achieve a passing grade in the quizzes.

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