$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Mental health problems are common, with 18.5% of the US population suffering from a mental health illness in a given year, however, only 41% of people with a mental health illness use mental health services each year. The stigma associated with mental health illness often leads to a fear of embarrassment and feeling of shame that serves as a powerful deterrent to someone seeking help. With the appropriate interventions, the majority of mental health problems will improve. However, due to stigma treatment is typically delayed on average by five years. One way to work to decrease the stigma associated with mental health problems is to educate the public about both the illnesses themselves, as well as how they can help. This webinar will overview the prevalence of mental health conditions in US adolescents and adults and will identify risk factors and special concerns of the most prevalent mental health conditions. It will also differentiate between skill sets of various mental health provider types and will provide the attendee with strategies to destigmatize mental health conditions and help-seeking behaviors.
Athletic Training Domains:
At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
Participants will be able to describe the prevalence of mental health conditions in US adult and youth populations.
Participants will be be able to identify risk factors and special concerns associated with the most prevalent mental health conditions.
Participants will be able to distinguish between mental health provider types based on skill sets and populations treated.
Participants will be able to strategize how to decrease stigma associated with mental health conditions and to increase health-seeking behaviors in their clinical population.