Episode 4 – Mental Health First Aid

Episode 4 – August 2017
Topic: Mental Health First Aid
Guest: Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Resources:
Mental Health First Aid
MHFA Course Evaluations
Mental Health First Aid Efficacy: A Compilation of Research Efforts
NPR Morning Edition: Mental Health First Aid, How to Help in an Emotional Crisis
ABC News: Mental Health First Aid Courses Teach Mental Health Awareness
NPR Talk of the Nation: A First Aid Kit for Mental Health Emergencies


Episode 3 – Oral Health

Episode 3 – July 2017
Topic: Oral health
Guest: Melinda Thomas, PA-C

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health with funding from the DentaQuest Foundation and the Arcora Foundation.

Resources:
Smiles for Life
Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice
Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care
AAPA Learning Central: Oral Health Initiative
nccPA Health Foundation – oral health toolkits/resources
nccPA Health Foundation – oral health videos


Episode 2 – Mood Disorders and Depression

Episode 2 – July 2017
Topic: Mood disorders and depression
Guest: Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Resources:
Assessing and measuring cognitive function in major depressive disorder
Evidence for Neurocognitive Improvement After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review
Validation of the THINC-IT Tool for Cognitive Dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder
THINC-it: a cognitive screening tool
THINC-it: What is it?
The Behavioral Health Workforce Needed for Integration with Primary Care: Information for Health Workforce Planning
The State of Mental Health in America
The Psychiatric Shortage: Causes and Solutions
Cognition in Depression: A Critical Domain for Health Outcomes, Measurement, and Treatment


Episode 1 – Obesity

Episode 1 – June 2017
Topic: Obesity
Guest: Larry Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Eisai Inc., a fully integrated pharmaceutical business with discovery, clinical, manufacturing and marketing capabilities. Their key areas of focus include neurology, oncology and metabolic diseases.

Resources:
Obesity Leadership Edge: A PA-Driven Chronic Care Model for the Management of Overweight and Obesity
A Framework for PA Intervention in Cases of Overweight and Obesity
Video: Weight Bias in Health Care
Checklist for Assessing the Office Environment
Weight Bias and Stigma