Mental Wellness: Mental Health Screening Tools and Solutions

Original Webinar Recorded: Friday, August 10, 2018 

Organized and sponsored by:

  • University of Hawai‘i —Office of Public Health Studies &
  • Hawai‘I Public Health Training Hui (Collaborative) 

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Course Summary:

Mental wellness is becoming increasingly tricky to maintain in our busy lives even as stigma decreases and access to care increases. 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental health condition yet many do not seek treatment. Early intervention is key to both prevention and successful recovery. Screening tools are widely available and can be used to identify potential needs in a variety of settings, including primary care. Mental Health America has made ten screening tools easily accessible to the public online: depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, Youth, Parent (for child concern), alcohol or substance use, psychosis, eating disorder, and work health survey. Their Screening to Supports (S2S) Initiative offers users the ability to self-screen and connect with supports in their community. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Examine MHA’s online mental health screening tools and how to interpret individuals’ results.
  • Discuss screening results and recommendations for both national and Hawai‘i trends  
  • Review Hawai‘i-based tools, resources and information for mental health.

Duration: ~ 1.5 hours

Continuing Education Information: 1.5 CHES, 1.5 CPEU for RDs, 1.5 CNEs for RNs.

This activity is co-sponsored with the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing CPE Unit for 1.5 contact hours. The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Guest Speaker:  Trisha Kajimura, MPH, Executive Director-MHAH

Speaker Bio:

Trisha Kajimura, Executive Director of MHAH since January 2016, is working to promote wellness in Hawaii through advocacy, education, and service. Trisha has also served as Social Policy Director at Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Healthy Start Program Director at Catholic Charities Hawaii and Parents and Children Together and HIV Care Services Director at the Life Foundation. Trisha serves on the board of directors for PHOCUSED, advisory board for the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund, and the Community Advisory Panel for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Office of Public Health Studies.

Register for this course HERE.