Recovery of Persons with Serious Mental Illness

Green Clock Hours: 2.25

Early intervention has long been the mainstay of effective treatment of serious medical conditions like diabetes and cancer. It is only in recent years that the same level of emphasis on early identification and treatment has been applied to behavioral health conditions. Serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or severe mood disorders were historically viewed in a pessimistic light (McFarlane & Jaynes, n.d.). Recent advances have led to improved detection of the earliest signs of serious mental illness. When identified and treated early, individuals have significantly improved chances of recovery (de Girolamo et al., 2019). As a mental health service provider, you are an important member of the team that partners with individuals to help them achieve their personal recovery goals. Your ability to work effectively with this population can be enhanced and strengthened by a foundational understanding of serious mental illness. This course will help you understand the wide array of options available today to help individuals with serious mental illness recover and lead purposeful, rewarding lives within the community setting. You will learn about the challenges of serious mental illnesses, concepts central to recovery, and interventions that correspond to the individual’s phase of illness. The goal of this educational program is to provide counselors, social workers, and case managers in health and human services settings with information and skills to support adults with serious mental illness on the path to recovery. 

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Early intervention has long been the mainstay of effective treatment of serious medical conditions like diabetes and cancer. It is only in recent years that the same level of emphasis on early identification and treatment has been applied to behavioral health conditions. Serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or severe mood disorders were historically viewed in a pessimistic light (McFarlane & Jaynes, n.d.). Recent advances have led to improved detection of the earliest signs of serious mental illness. When identified and treated early, individuals have significantly improved chances of recovery (de Girolamo et al., 2019). As a mental health service provider, you are an important member of the team that partners with individuals to help them achieve their personal recovery goals. Your ability to work effectively with this population can be enhanced and strengthened by a foundational understanding of serious mental illness. This course will help you understand the wide array of options available today to help individuals with serious mental illness recover and lead purposeful, rewarding lives within the community setting. You will learn about the challenges of serious mental illnesses, concepts central to recovery, and interventions that correspond to the individual’s phase of illness. The goal of this educational program is to provide counselors, social workers, and case managers in health and human services settings with information and skills to support adults with serious mental illness on the path to recovery. 

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