Telehealth & Suicide Prevention: Supporting Mental Health Clients Remotely

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Engage with “telehealth guru” Reid Plimpton from the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) as he shares Telehealth 101 for Mental Health Providers which provides an overview on subjects such as: how to choose a telehealth platform, equipment needs, HIPAA considerations, reimbursement, licensure, and an orientation to readily-available telehealth resources through the NETRC, and other national organizations. Reid will also review recommendations developed by The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), regarding how telehealth can support suicide prevention efforts, and considerations healthcare providers should make when working with clients with suicidal ideation by telehealth.  Brittany Rhoads, LCMHC, Adult Outpatient Clinician with Lamoille County Mental Health Services will discuss her experience providing telehealth services to clients experiencing suicidal ideation. She will review the strategies she used to screen, assess and treat suicidal ideation and will reflect on lessons learned throughout the process. 

This session will be facilitated by Mary McQuiggan, Quality Improvement Specialist atThe Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc., (VPQHC) whose mission is to study the health care system in Vermont in order to make it work better. VPQHC runs the Statewide Telehealth Workgroup, and has been active in the telehealth arena in Vermont since the onset of the pandemic, coordinating efforts to support providers with the resources they need to implement telehealth quickly under COVID-19.

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