Individuals with a serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder) die an average of 25 years earlier than members of the general population. An emerging approach for addressing this disparity involves integrating primary care services into existing mental health systems; but much remains unknown about the most useful or effective methods for doing so.
I-IMR is designed to build on the effectiveness of E-IMR training while incorporating primary care for physical illness. Integrating care for mental and physical health can improve outcomes and overall quality of life for those affected by serious mental illnesses.
The I-IMR manual is available to those who wish to learn more about this self-management intervention for individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health problems. See I-IMR Manual.
An Overview of the NAVIGATE Model: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach for Persons with First Episode Psychosis
In this webinar, we will talk about the importance of providing high-quality, intensive treatment early on in the development of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders from individual, family, and societal standpoints. Research supporting NAVIGATE as an effective treatment will be presented, as well as in-depth descriptions of the various manualized interventions in NAVIGATE, as well as who is an appropriate referral to the three local teams providing NAVIGATE in the metro area. This webinar is pre-approved for one CEU by the Minnesota Board of Psychology and the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Learn More
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices designed to deliver inhalable nicotine without burning tobacco. These devices have been continuously evolving and increasing in popularity since their first introduction to the market, and many different types are currently available. E-cigarettes vary dramatically in design, voltage settings, battery power, the airflow rate, and other characteristics. In addition, liquids designed for the use with e-cigarettes are highly diverse, with hundreds of brands and thousands of flavors, each available in a variety of nicotine concentrations. The impact of these factors on nicotine intake and toxicant exposures in users will be discussed. Learn More