For Primary Care Providers

Combating Behavioral Health Stigma in Primary Care

⏰ 30 minutes

🏆 Exam to earn CME is available for purchase immediately after course completion

📜 Certificate of Completion

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What Your Colleagues Say:

“…it helped me to understand in a better way how to give the best medical care with respect and compassion"

"I think this course will definitely help the healthcare community to understand and be more confident in giving patient care."

"I am a current student in medical school and I am glad that I got to experience this course as I think it will allow me to be a more compassionate provider.”

As clinicians, we strive to provide all our patients the highest quality of care.

Yet, studies show that patients with behavioral health challenges often go untreated or receive sub-optimal care.

Behavioral health disorders are highly prevalent in the United States. About forty-five million, or one in five adults, suffer from a range of behavioral health disorders. Anxiety, Depression, and substance use are among the most common issues. People who experience mental health issues also have a higher risk of eating and sleeping disorders, weakened or fatigued immune systems, and suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Suffering from those conditions can deteriorate a person’s family life, social life, and work life. With numerous costs to families and society, we need more efforts to curb the prevalence and severity of mental and behavioral health issues. 

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This learning experience helps providers offer the highest quality of care for all patients, using vivid examples to highlight key factors and solutions. In addition, reducing implicit bias and identity threat caused by mental health stigma is essential to helping countless patients receive the expert treatment they need and deserve. 

Learners will be able to:

Explain how implicit bias regarding mental illnesses impacts our interactions with patients seeking behavioral health care

Describe and apply strategies to prevent implicit biases related to mental illness

Explain what identity threat is and how to recognize it in patients

Describe and apply evidence-based, patient-centered communication techniques to improve behavioral health care

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