More U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010’s (vs. the mid-2000’s) experienced major depression, psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and suicide completion. These trends do not exist for adults 26-year-old and over, suggesting a generational upsurge in mood and anxiety disorders and suicide-related behaviors. High rates of substance use in this demographic add to the acuity of the difficulty these individuals face. This mental health crisis has implications for all aspects of an individual’s functioning, including in the workplace. Often times, it is co-workers, bosses, and EAP counselors who are on the front lines for identifying and intervening to encourage people to get the care they need. This talk will address trends in mental health among young adults, consider factors that contribute to these trends, and present ways of addressing common ambivalence for seeking and receiving adequate mental health treatment resources.
1) Identify trends in mental health among young adults and discuss factors that contribute to these trends
2) Describe challenges faced by providers in their efforts to enhance treatment motivation in patients
Dr. Susan F. McClanahan is a licensed clinical psychologist, the Chief Clinical Development Officer of Eating Recovery Center and the President and Founder of Insight Behavioral Health Centers and is in private practice at SpringSource Psychological Center. She has
specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for over 20 years. Dr.
McClanahan is active on the boards of several professional organizations and is
a founding member of ANAD’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and a current
co-chair for the Residential and Inpatient SIG in the Academy for Eating
Disorders. Dr. McClanahan is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical Center and
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
In order to comply with CE guidelines, we will need to monitor your engagement in the program for the entire duration of the webinar from 10 am - 12 pm. We will do this by taking periodic polls throughout the presentation as well as monitoring engagement via the zoom software. The software can detect if you are engaging on other platforms during the meeting such as answering emails, checking social media, perusing Amazon, etc. At the end of the meeting, a report showing each person's log in and out time, polling answers and their percentage of engagement will be collected and shared with the credentialing body.
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