I will be more aware of the language used when speaking with patients who
are dealing with mental health issues I will be more mindful of how I speak about mental health. 

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Kim LaMontagne

MBA
International Speaker, Trainer,
and Author

John Broderick

Senior Director of External Affairs for
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court

The speakers were very well spoken. Great presentation, thank you. 

Nursing Grand Rounds

Changing the Culture Surrounding Mental Health:

It’s Way Past Time

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Enjoyed the conversational feel of this activity. 
Well done. 

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I will be aware of others struggling in health care not just outside of work/family.

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I’m glad there will be more of these two presenters. Their messages need to be heard repeatedly to start to break the stigma. Impressive speakers.

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What our past participants had to say …

Explain how you will share the information provided during this learning activity with your inter-professional team in order to develop a plan to improve patient care. 

As a manager I will communicate openness about mental health needs in the workplace. 

By having this knowledge will approach situations more comfortably. 

I will continue to have multidisciplinary discussions about supporting patients with a co-occurring  substance use disorder(s) and mental health disorder(s) to help optimize their treatment and  provide timely support. 

Normalize mental health and work to de-stigmatize. 

I learned the importance of being open about mental health conditions and treatment in the practice and workplace model person centered treatment during treatment team meetings 
My position does not require patient contact but will use this information in my professional and personal life. 
I will continue to talk about mental health  and discuss with my professional team the importance of mental health awareness and being open.
We do quarterly check in with staff – I will include mental health check into this as well.
On my unit, this topic needs to be part of almost daily discussions amongst teams to provide the best possible patient care for those suffering with mental illness/substance misuse verbal discussion.
Working remotely has impacted the sharing within our inter-professional team. 

What our past participants had to say …

As a result of your participation in this learning activity, how will you integrate a change(s) into your practice or behavior?

Be more cognizant of what others may have occurring in their lives that affect their work life. be more open minded and accepting be more open. 

I appreciate symptom review, continue to assess for symptoms of mental health, actively ask patients about concerns, positively support them Assimilate into current practice.

Continued awareness of mental health Creating a safe space for others to share their concerns for mental health, supporting my colleagues and patients-ensuring they are aware that I highly regard the importance of mental health in overall wellbeing, assigning the same level of importance to mental health as any other health, and being open to recognizing the s/s of depression/ anxiety. 

I will be more aware of the language used when speaking with patients who are dealing with mental health issues I will be more mindful of how I speak about mental health. 

I will look at the workplace as an area to promote discussion and support of mental health, so that absenteeism/presenteeism is reduced as well as approaching mental health equivalent to physical illness. 

I will take pause to think about mental health when interacting with others. 

I have enhanced awareness of the issue and hope to change my language and behavior as a result of that. 

I’m increasingly aware of the stigma in the workplace; also now know about the buddy system, or a network of support for those struggling in the workplace. 

While there was some of this presentation that wasn’t new to me, I appreciate knowing of the resources available to staff at DHMC, as well as having a heightened appreciation for all DHMC is doing to care for the mental health of staff, especially at this trying time.

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