• Practice Support for Mental Health Homepage

    Introduction

    The Practice Support for Mental Health course has been developed to introduce you to the mhGAP Intervention Guide, and the use of the mhGAP Guide to direct assessment and management decisions of Mental, Neurological and Substance abuse (MNS) conditions.

    The course is designed to help you: 

    1. Summarize the mental health treatment gap and detail the characteristics and mode of use of the mhGAP Intervention Guide.
    2. Identify tips for respectful and effective communication.
    3. Detail the steps to perform a Mental, Neurological and Substance abuse (MNS) assessment.
    4. Detail the steps for the management of MNS conditions.
    5. Differentiate common presentations of MNS conditions.
    6. Recognize the central aspects of the assessment and management of MNS conditions.
    7. Use the mhGAP Guide to take assessment and management decisions of MNS conditions.


    This course was developed by NextGenU.org (NGU) and sponsored in part by the Annenberg Physician Training Program (APTP).

    There are five (5) modules to complete, which include:

    Module 1: What's mhGAP
    Module 2: Essential Care & Practice
    Module 3: Practice Activities Part 1: Assessment and Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Abuse (MNS) Conditions.

    Engaging with this course

    • To register for this course, complete the registration form. Begin the course with Module 1. For each lesson, read the description. 
    • There is a final quiz to assess your understanding of some important concepts. Click on the hyperlinks to take you to these items in each topic.

    Requirements to obtain the certificate 

    You may browse this course for free to learn for your personal enrichment. There are no requirements.

    This content is designed to enhance the study of nursing. To become a nurse, learners must successfully complete a program of study approved by the government or state-regulatory agency in their place of residence. Make sure you are in compliance with the scope of practice of your regulatory body.

    To obtain a certificate, a learner must successfully complete:

    • All reading requirements
    • The final exam with a minimum of 70% and a maximum of 3 attempts and
    • The self and course evaluation forms

  • Module 1: What's mhGAP

    Student Learning Outcome:

    • Summarize the mental health treatment gap.
    • Detail the characteristics and mode of use of the mhGAP Intervention Guide.
    2 URLs
  • Module 2: Essential Care & Practice

    Student Learning Outcome:

    • Identify tips for respectful and effective communication.
    • Detail the steps to perform a neurological and substance abuse (MNS) assessment.
    • Detail the steps for the management of mental, neurological, and substance abuse (MNS) conditions.
    • Differentiate common presentations of mental, neurological, and substance abuse (MNS) conditions.
    1 URL, 1 Forum, 1 Quiz
  • Module 3: Practice Activities: Assessment and Management of mental, neurological and substance abuse (MNS) conditions

    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Recognize the central aspects of the assessment and management of MSN conditions.
    • Use the mhGAP guide to take assessment and management decisions of MSN conditions.
    1 URL, 2 Quizzes, 1 Forum
  • Final Exam


  • Course and Self Evaluation & Certificate

    In this section, you can provide feedback about this course to help us make NextGenU.org better. Once evaluations are completed, you will be able to download your certificate of completion.