Prevention and Resiliency: Combatting Substance Use, Suicide and Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era
(WebEx platform for live-streaming.)
The coronavirus has quickly spread across the world causing upheaval and increasing stress in many aspects of life. Although scientists are learning more and more about the virus there are still many unknowns. This uncertainty has spread anxiety and tension into many aspects of individuals’ daily routines. This combined with the requirements of isolation, social distancing, masking and a loss of a sense of normalcy have left many feeling lonely and desolate. This presentation will discuss the known and predicted impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on substance use and mental health in children, adolescents and adults. Prevention and resiliency strategies related to combatting anxiety, depression and stress will be discussed.
- Review facts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
- Discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health and substance use
- Understand resiliency tactics to improve mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic
Kelly Blankenship, DO
Dr. Blankenship is the Chief of Psychiatry at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She is also the Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at both Boonshoft School of Medicine-Wright State and Michigan State Universities. She is Board Certified in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and was the Division Director of Child and Adolescent Services at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services until August 2018.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. (WebEx sign-on at 11:50am)
$25 general; Pine Rest and MSU Staff no charge.
Please RSVP by Nov. 10, 2020
Continuing Education Credits
One CME credit for medical professionals and one CE credit for Social Workers will be provided.
An email will be sent after the event that contains a link to your specific continuing education evaluation to be completed within 24 hours. Once the completed evaluation is submitted and received, your continuing education certificate will be automatically emailed.
Pine Rest Grand Rounds is a behavioral health medical education tool used to deliver high quality training to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed professional counselors, psychologists and social workers. The presentations offer best practice or evidence based tools to improve behavioral health treatment within our communities.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services designates this live event for a maximum of ONE AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0047. This course has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative and is recognized by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, Licensing Division for Social Work Continuing Education. Collaborative Contact Information: 517-487-1548, Ext. 17.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
300 – 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
A teaching site of Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine