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8 Guiding Principles for Peer Support Programs in High-Risk Organizations

Persons Experiencing Psychiatric Crises: Information for ED Staff and Others Regarding Available Resources, Protocols, and Requirements


Bias and Diagnostic Anchoring of the Behavioral Health/SUD Patient and How that Impacts Care

Dr. Lisa A. Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, FAAN discusses ED behavioral health trends, morbidity and mortality; opioid use disorder as a co-existing problem; cognitive errors that impede the assessment and...

Bias in Social Decision-Making: Implications for Health Disparities and Physician-Patient Relationships

Bias in Social Decision-Making: Implications for Health Disparities and Physician-Patient Relationships, presented by Dr. Anastasia Makhanova, PhD (Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University...

Behavioral Health and Pandemics

COVID-19's impact on the mental health of populations and mental health systems has been profound and will likely endure after the pandemic. To address the increased need for mental health services du...

Caring for the Care Providers

EDs across the country struggle with psychiatric patients who board in the ED for hours to days. Improve your skills and earn CME with this course on managing behavioral emergencies in the ED while av...

988 The Future of Suicide Prevention

988 is the direct, three-digit line connecting to trained National Suicide Prevention Lifeline counselors, opening the door for millions of Americans to seek the help they need.

When “Fine” is Not Fine

Peer support services are increasingly becoming an important part of the healthcare workforce as professionals continue to undergo prolonged stress due to the pandemic.

Saving Lives in EDs Awards Ceremony

Join us to hear highlights from the ACEP/AFSP Innovation in Suicide Prevention Awardees! Hear about initiatives in the area of suicide prevention that improve patient outcomes and the lives of patient...

Preventing Physician Suicide, We all Have a Role to Play

Despite the high-risk of burnout, physicians who die by suicide are less likely to be receiving mental health treatment compared with non-physicians who died by suicide.

Who’s Got Your Back?

Peer support provides a sense of belonging through shared experiences. This webinar will teach you the value of peer support and how you can help your colleagues, or even ask them for help.

Hurting and Helping

This webinar covers approaches to team care and self-care during crisis.


Get Psyched About Agitation Management with Dr. Michael Gerardi

Join us once more at ECC22 as we speak with Dr. Michael Gerardi about behavioral health management in the ED. Dr. Gerardi has been a long-time advocate for better management of agitated patients as a ...

Tackling The Mental Health Crisis In The ED

Behavioral health challenge are reaching a crisis point in the US with ongoing limitation in resources, beds, and management plans. In this episode recorded at the Emerald Coast Conference, Dr. Tony C...

The Challenges and Approach to Behavioral Health in the ED

In this episode of ACEP Frontline, Dr. Stanton interviews Dr. Wilson and Dr. Nordstrom at ACEP19 as they discuss the approach and challenges of behavioral health in the emergency medicine environment.

Medical Clearance – Psych and EM on the Same Page?

We talk to Drs. Tony Thrasher and Michael Repplinger about a new EM/Psychiatry Task Force designed to help physicians provide safe, efficient medical screenings of those in a mental health crisis.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention – Introducing 988

We all know the value of the 911 system, and now there is a similar option for suicide awareness and prevention. This new tool can help in crisis or concern to help protect and assist those in need.

Beaten Down by Corona: Healthcare Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Jack Rozel, Medical Director at resolve Crisis Services, Professor at UPMC, and President of the American Association of American Psychiatry.

R.E.A.D.Y Program

The R.E.A.D.Y. (Real Emergency Aid Depends on You) Program is a one-hour course for the public designed to provide information about common behavioral and mental health issues.   It teaches basic, practical skills to use in emergency mental health situations and crises. It also provides direction on how to communicate with someone until first responders arrive.

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