CME Outfitters Tackles Mental Health in College Students in New Educational Activity

On April 6, 2017, CME Outfitters (CMEO) premiered a new 30-minute continued education activity entitled Mental Health 101: The Class No One Wants to Talk About, featuring esteemed faculty with extensive experience managing psychiatric disorders in teens and young adults.

In recent years, the demand for mental and behavioral health services for students on college and university campuses across the nation has continued to increase – not only for new students arriving on campus with documented psychiatric disabilities, but also for those students dealing with a variety of things such as traumatic life issues, anxiety, stress, depression, and emerging mental and behavioral health illnesses. A national research survey, known as the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), was organized by the American College Health Association (ACHA) and provides the largest known comprehensive data set on the health of college students. This survey showed that 15% of college students reported that they had been diagnosed or treated for depression, while 37% reported suffering from depression severe enough to impact daily function.

For this initiative, CME Outfitters joined forces with The JED Foundation (http://www.jedfoundation.org) – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to young adult mental health – to tackle this increasingly challenging topic. A valuable partner for providing education to healthcare providers and educators about the subject of mental health in college students, The JED Foundation also stands at the forefront of combatting depression and suicide on college campuses and plays a vital role in generating awareness and providing resources for depression in college students.

In this CMEO activity, Clinical Director of The JED Foundation, Nance Roy, Ed. D, and Victor Schwartz, MD, the Foundation’s…

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