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Have you earned the CPRP certification yet? Enhance your professional status with a distinguished group of more than 2,700 individuals who demonstrate how psychiatric rehabilitation positively changes the lives of individuals with serious mental illness to one of hope, self-determination, empowerment and recovery. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
People who experience major injuries requiring hospital admission, such as car crashes and falls, are at substantially increased risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). As well, they are at much higher risk of suicide than people without such injuries. "Major trauma was associated with a 40 percent increased rate of hospital admission for 1 or more mental health diagnoses," writes Dr. Christopher Evans, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, with coauthors.
The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said recently. Also, one of the possibilities investigators are looking into is whether gunman Ian David Long believed his former girlfriend would be at the bar, the official said.
Have you ever wanted to smash something after a long day at work? There's a more grown-up way to throw a tantrum. Rage rooms, also known as smash rooms or anger rooms, have opened in cities around the world, and they offer a safe place for people to shatter away their anger – literally. You can hurl a plate across a room, take a sledgehammer to an old computer or kiss a framed photo of your ex goodbye with a golf club.
As information emerged about the man who used a handgun to kill 13 people, including himself, in a Thousand Oaks nightclub Wednesday night, a rough outline began to take shape: Marine Corps veteran, isolated, showing signs of mental distress. Though it was unclear what motivated 28-year-old Ian David Long, a short government statement made it plain the gunman never received any kind of treatment from the U.S. Veterans Administration, despite reports that he was urged to get help from family members and neighbors.
A group of judges in Cleveland say inmates with serious mental health issues in the Cuyahoga County Jail are not receiving proper care and medication and the facility lacks adequate mental health care staffing. Cleveland.com reports the five judges overseeing the Common Pleas Court's mental health docket have outlined problems in a letter to the CEO of the hospital providing psychiatric care at the jail.
Temple University received a five-year, $4.375 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to support the work of the North Philadelphia university's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. The center's goals are to enhance knowledge about community participation by adults with serious mental illnesses, and assist policymakers and providers in using this knowledge to enhance services.
In class writings, Cameron Carico said he wanted to "meet God." The teen, who had an upbeat personality, wrote that he often cried in his room. And though Cameron's family knew of his depression, they had no idea how severe it was. On Jan. 28, 2012, the 15-year-old Johnston High School freshman took his own life. The next day, another Johnston student did the same. There were a total of three suicides that year in the Des Moines suburb’s school district.
South Dakota children and families should benefit from a $2.2 million federal grant designed to improve access to mental health treatment for the state's youngest residents. The five-year grant was awarded last month to a new initiative called the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative. Using the money from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, experts and licensed therapists will work to identify and treat children from birth through age 5.
After four years of operating its mental healthcare network under one framework, Colorado is asking for mental healthcare providers to make their case to be part of a new statewide approach. Critics say the new system from the state's Office of Behavioral Health would involve cutbacks in funding for several regions and changes in the way providers allocate money, and would break up the current mental health network’s four districts into seven.
Sen.-elect Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) recently emphasized protecting gun rights while calling to address mental health issues in the wake of a mass shooting in California that left at least 12 people dead. Blackburn called for evaluating mental health policy during an appearance on Fox News when asked what the government could do to prevent mass shootings like the one in Thousand Oaks, California.
Sharon is 16-years-old now, and life has forced her to develop coping skills, but she feels like if she were younger she wouldn't be able to handle it. "It's so different now. Everyone's always looking over their shoulder, especially in my community," said Sharon, a high school junior whose parents are Mexican immigrants.
You've distinguished yourself as a leader in the psychiatric rehabilitation field. Stay competitive by keeping your credential current! CPRP and CFRP's are required to recertify every three (3) years. A minimum of 50 percent of the required hours must be earned through attendance or completion of approved PRA trainings. Do you still need training to meet the education/training requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
Lead your professional field with the status of the CFRP Certification. The CFRP is designed to elevate professional standards in the field of children's mental and behavioral healthcare. The certification fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse child and family psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness campaigns, monitoring and outreach. But should they be acting with equal urgency when it comes to childhood trauma? A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests the answer should be yes. It shows how the effects of childhood trauma persist and are linked to mental illness and addiction in adulthood.