Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library

Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, DailyMed, and Pillbox as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources. This is a variable credit class. The number of CE credits is tied to how much time and effort is expected of the learner to complete the class. Please check the scheduled instance for the actual number of credit hours offered.

Objectives
  • Gain awareness of mental health issues.
  • Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information.
  • Be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases.
Class Length

60 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours

Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

This course has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 1-4 hours of CE credit.

CHIS levels

C1. Know the Community
C2. Know the Health Consumer
C3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
C4. Evaluation of Health Information
C5. Communication, Reference, and Instruction

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