Treating Patients with Mental Illness: Pearls of Wisdom from the Physician, Family and Patient’s Perspective


The cost for this activity is $15. The presentation was originally recorded on May 6, 2014 and is approximately 50 minutes.

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The program will relate information to assist future practitioners in the holistic integrated treatment of persons with mental illness and their families.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers.


  • Illustrate the approaches to care of persons with mental illness from the perspective of the physician/provider, the patient and their families.
  • Identify action steps that can be taken in primary care settings to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to normalize the inclusion of mental health care as a routine and essential part of overall health care in daily practice. 
  • Instill in future practitioners the importance of mental health care in overall healthcare outcomes for all ages.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Teresa Bomhoff
NAMI President

Barb Glass
NAMI Volunteer and Former Board Member

Jim Goodrich
NAMI Vice President

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the above individuals have nothing to disclose. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). DMU approves this enduring materials for 0.5 Category 2-B CME credit(s).
  • Other: This enduring materials activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Commercial Support

Educational grants from commercial interests were not accepted for this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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