Activity Description:

Improved awareness of the mental health status of the population has become essential in the present climate, as a growing number of patients are confronted with the complexity of managing their mental health in the face of increased external stressors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this monthly educational series is to educate providers on current and relevant behavioral health practices for mental health disorders and their management, with a focus on the impact of these stressors. It will provide a closer examination of the challenges specific to women, children, and members of the LGBTQ population, and will discuss how to best support and care for affected individuals. In addition, the importance of improved healthcare coordination surrounding these issues will be examined.

2021 Continuing Education

Earn 1.00 CME/CNE/APA/ASWB credit for each session completed. This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and therapists who are interested in learning about pertinent topics in behavioral health, including current trends, concerns, data, and influencing factors surrounding mental health outcomes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - 2021 Lunch and Learns: Best Practices for Behavioral Health Conditions
These sessions are intended for invited Optum/UnitedHealth Group employees only.
Access code: optum (all lowercase)

Click on the presentation name for more information. (For ON-DEMAND activities, please scroll down.)

March 2021 

Mental Health and Substance-Use Disorders: Impact of COVID-19  
March 17: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
DIRECTIONS: Click 'Register'. In the 'Access code' box, type 'optum' (all lowercase) and click 'Unlock'. Click 'Begin' to get started. 

April 2021 

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Children and Adolescents
April 21: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT 
DIRECTIONS: Click 'Register'. In the 'Access code' box, type 'optum' (all lowercase) and click 'Unlock'. Click 'Begin' to get started.

May 2021 

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
May 19: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
DIRECTIONS: Click 'Register'. In the 'Access code' box, type 'optum' (all lowercase) and click 'Unlock'. Click 'Begin' to get started.

June 2021 

Substance Use in Youth
June 16: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

July 2021 

Update on LGBTQ Issues
July 21: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

August 2021 

Impact of Adverse Childhood Events on Health Behaviors
August 18: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

September 2021 

Suicide
September 15: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

October 2021 

Bipolar Disorder
October 20: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

November 2021 

Impact of Climate Change on Behavioral Health
November 17: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

December 2021 

Eating Disorders
December 15: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Missed a previously held live session? 

Racial Trauma and Health Equity Across the Lifespan (ON-DEMAND) 
DIRECTIONS: Click 'Register'. In the 'Access code' box, type 'optum' (all lowercase) and click 'Unlock'. Click 'Begin' to get started.

Women's Mental Health (ON-DEMAND) 
DIRECTIONS: Click 'Register'. In the 'Access code' box, type 'optum' (all lowercase) and click 'Unlock'. Click 'Begin' to get started.

Mental Health and Substance-Use Disorders: Impact of COVID-19 (ON-DEMAND) AVAILABLE APRIL 1st
DIRECTIONS: Click 'Register'. In the 'Access code' box, type 'optum' (all lowercase) and click 'Unlock'. Click 'Begin' to get started.