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Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) invites you to Continue the Behavioral Health Educational Journey in 2018 and 2019!

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Behavioral Health Educational Webinar Series. These sessions will continue to help clarify the often confusing and sometimes foreign world of behavioral health. The target audience is anyone who wants to better understand and navigate behavioral health: community leaders, healthcare providers, faith-based organizations, first responders, family members, caregivers, patients, and more.

When recordings of these webinars become available, they will be posted here. 

Quarter 2, 2019: Finding a Better Balance: Mindfulness Practices for Caregivers

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 9–10 a.m. PT
Regardless of the patient’s diagnosis and the caregiver’s devotion, caregiving takes an emotional and physical toll without vigilance and support. 
"Learn how to protect yourself and others from burnout and help loved ones stay at home as long as possible."

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Quarter 1, 2019: Dementia in More Detail

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 9–10 a.m. MT
It is more than memory loss or senility.
"Types of dementia, signs, and symptoms of onset. How formal diagnosis is determined, treatment options, and prognosis."

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Quarter 4, 2018: SSI/SSDI: Similar but Very Different

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
Insufficient resources often lead to crisis and inpatient admission, yet approval for and maintenance of these benefits is confusing and overwhelming. 
"How Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are alike and different; application, approval, and denial processes and tips."

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Quarter 3, 2018: Changing the Stigma and Images of ECT

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) conjures up frightening and very outdated images. ECT is used to augment counseling and medication with some of the most resistant and potentially disabling symptoms. 
"Learn what ECT looks like today, what diagnoses it is used for, and outcomes."

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Quarter 2, 2018: Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment: A Preview

Friday, May 11, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
It’s not like the movies.
"Positive and negative misperceptions about inpatient psychiatric treatment; observe several different inpatient settings and learn what typical treatment plans look like."

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Quarter 1, 2018: Relationship Alphabet Soup

Friday, February 9, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
Decision-making authority impacts admission, discharge, and post-discharge processes.
"Understand legally defined relationships such as guardianship, powers of attorney, and other advance directives to help improve patient outcomes with less stress and delay."

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Session 6: Medication and Medical Issues

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 9–10 a.m.
“I didn’t know that!” 
Medical conditions that mimic or may cause crises and how medication can work to decrease symptoms."

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Session 5: Voluntary vs. Involuntary Evaluation and Treatment

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 9–10 a.m. 
“It is sometimes possible to help someone who refuses treatment?”
Understanding court-ordered evaluation and treatment processes and limitations.

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Session 4: Community and Behavioral Health Resources

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 9–10 a.m.
“Where do I find the most reliable referral information?”
Demonstration of finding and using resource guides online and language use for increased success.

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Session 3: De-escalation Techniques

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 9–10 a.m.
This is what to do when someone is acting out of control.”
Proven tips and tactics for telephone or in-person contacts to help promote calm and cooperation.

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Session 2: Understanding Common Disorders

Friday, March 3, 2017 | 9–10 a.m.
"Were you aware there is a difference between mood and personality disorders?"
Categories of diagnoses and misconceptions

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Session 1: Behavioral Health Basics

Friday, January 13, 2017 | 9–10 a.m.
"I think I know what you are talking about, but I'm not sure."
Definitions, abbreviations, and misunderstandings

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