Fear of addressing mental health issues…
In my experience, providers feel fearful of what to do if when a patient presents with mental health issues and symptoms. If the patient has even shared this information in the first place, this becomes more difficult. There is so much stigma surrounding mental health in general. When you begin to address mental health when a pregnant or new parent has mental health difficulties, the stigma is greater. Many patients are keeping this information from their doctor for fear of judgment or worse. Whether it’s postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, or new parent guilt, developing open communication is key. I want to help you feel comfortable and confident with your patients and their experience in my online course. If you are unaware of underlying mental health symptoms, this puts you at a loss for treating your patients effectively and fully. You wouldn’t want your patients keeping other medical information or diagnoses from you and mental health is no exception.
I don’t have enough time to address mental health in the exam room…
I’ve worked diligently to make this course easily digestible, with a focus on time efficiency for you. I know, as a physician, you don’t have an abundance of time with your patients. This is why I keep you in mind as I created online courses for physicians and other professionals. I don’t expect you to spend a full hour with each patient like I do, that would be unrealistic. The strategies and tips that are included in this course are tailored to this very specific barrier to time and the lack thereof. The goal of the course is to promote ethical compassion in a quick time frame to prevent compassion fatigue from healthcare professionals.
I don’t feel confident or have the right building blocks to address mental health…
Your training likely did not address mental health in a meaningful way. So, it makes sense why you may not feel confident or comfortable discussing mental health basics with your patients. You may even feel as though it is outside of your scope of practice. Let me assure you that you are capable of helping your patients with this aspect of their health through my online course training.
Your patients are longing to tell you, a caring and capable provider, that they just don’t feel “quite right” or like themselves. They need your help in this area. In addition to all of the other wonderful care, you are already providing them. But it doesn’t have to take an extensive amount of time with the right systems and supports in place. This is why I provide you with enough to digest within a reasonable time. While also giving you the mental health basics you need to be your best.
Why take my learn-at-home courses for labor and delivery professionals?
Individuals who give birth are struggling. In fact, they don’t feel they can disclose mental health issues to anyone, including their medical care provider. Postpartum depression is the #1 medical complication of childbirth. 1 in 5 will experience a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder. Perinatal mental health issues are very prevalent. People who give birth are screaming on the inside for more support and guidance. In the end, they are beginning to feel so different than what they know.
I want to help you to eliminate and reduce the fear you have around the possibility that a patient will come forward. Then, if a client discloses mental health issues to you I want you to feel confident in addressing mental health. You may have no idea what to do in this instance. So, naturally, you will feel some fear and discomfort around the possibility. I want to give you the building blocks, resources, and exposure to this realm of mental health. Ideally, addressing it with your patients doesn’t feel so foreign. I don’t want you to feel outside your comfort zone. Again, perinatal mental health issues are very common.
So let’s begin to get you to a place where you feel competent. Begin addressing mental health in the exam room with your patients. This is one reason I was inspired to create learn at home courses for healthcare professionals including online courses for OBG/YN, nurses, and physicians.
Making you a trusted provider in your community with online courses
Addressing perinatal mental health more openly with your patients makes you more marketable and trusted in your community. I want you to have a good reputation so that patients don’t shy away or fear coming to you for their medical care. Furthermore, when we can catch mental health symptoms early on, it becomes easier to treat and get relief to your patient more efficiently.
When symptoms go on, untreated, for an extended amount of time, they don’t tend to just “disappear” all of the sudden. Untreated symptoms worsen and become more compounded over time, making it more difficult to treat, mitigate, and/or resolve. As you can see, untreated mental health issues have the potential to impact generations to come. This can lead to more distress for you and the patient which ultimately may lead to compassion fatigue.
How does your online course help me in my role in addressing mental health?
You are often your patients’ first line of reaching out and potential education and support. You are the consistent face they see all throughout their pregnancy. Which is a wonderful opportunity to build rapport, resulting in quicker disclosure of symptoms if they should arise. Then, your patients then see you for various follow-ups that other providers do not. You have several prime opportunities to serve as a resource. Plus you’re the support to your patients and their mental health.
Additionally, obtaining mental health information gives you a more complete and representative picture of your patients’ health. Therefore, this can help assist you in treating them more as a whole and competently. Possible changes are coming with regards to screening and attention to mental health with this population. Let’s get you ready and settled in learn at home courses, so you can feel more at ease addressing mental health symptoms and disclosure. If you’re a nurse, no worries, this online course for nurses is for you. If you work as an OBG/YN, then this online course for OBG/YN also works for you. I want this to be accessible for mental health professionals in all capacities.
Begin This Learn At Home Online Course for OBG/YNs, Physicians, and Labor and Delivery Nurses!
Being in the healthcare profession means that we are bound to encounter mental health in some capacity. Therefore, when we do run into this, we want to make sure that we are able to provide the best care possible. As a mental health professional, I understand this desire. This is why I created these online courses for physicians, OBG/YN, nurses, and anyone else who can benefit from my specialized learn-at-home course. At my Indiana and Texas online counseling clinic, I specialize in perinatal care, EMDR for pregnancy and postpartum populations, and couples therapy. If you’re ready to begin adding to your wealth of knowledge, get started with my learn-at-home program.
- Get started with the self-paced modules
- Learn more about Laura Jordan, a postpartum specialized therapist
- Confidently address perinatal concerns with your clients
Other Mental Health Services at Jordan Therapy Services
Learn at home courses is not the only service we offer in my Indiana and Texas online clinic. Other mental health services Jordan Therapy Services provides includes online couples therapy, young adult therapy in Indiana, therapy for teenagers, message-based therapy, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and we offer to learn at home in Indiana courses for healthcare professionals working with maternal mental health and for clients created by Laura Jordan! Want to do online therapy in Indiana or online therapy in Texas? We offer all our services online in these locations. I’d be happy to work with you!