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Mental Health 101: The Class No One Wants to Talk About

Premiere Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date:
Friday, April 6, 2018
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Nance Roy, Ed.DNance Roy, Ed.D 
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Clinical Director
The JED Foundation
New York, NY

Victor Schwartz, MDVictor Schwartz, MD 
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine
Medical Director
The Jed Foundation
New York, NY

Statement of Need

The need for mental and behavioral health services on college and university campuses is increasing for both new students who arrive with documented psychiatric disabilities and other students who are coping with traumatic life issues, stress, anxiety, depression, and emerging mental and behavioral health illnesses. The American College Health Association (ACHA) organized a national research survey (National College Health Assessment, NCHA) which provides the largest known comprehensive data set on the health of college students. According to the ACHA-NCHA, 15% of college students reported that they have been diagnosed or treated for depression, and 37% reported depression severe enough to impact function. The Jed Foundation is at the forefront of combatting depression and suicide on college campuses, and is an important component of generating awareness of and providing resources for depression in college students. They are a valuable partner for providing education to healthcare providers and educators about making mental health part of routine conversations as well as screening for and treating depression which can improve the quality of life and, for some, save lives.

In this CME Outfitters Snack, expert faculty discuss depression among college students and the impact psychiatric disorders have on them personally, as well as their academic progress. The faculty presents resources, campus programs, pharmacological, and nonpharmacological strategies for addressing the problem of depression amongst college students.

American College Health Association National College Health Assessment. Spring 2016. Accessed March 27, 2017.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Implement routine screening practices for early detection of depression in college-age patients.
  • Implement resources and services that promote a culture of help-seeking to help students at-risk for depression.
  • Integrate pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies into a clinical management plan for college students with depression.

Financial Support

Supported by educational grants from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck.

Target Audience

Physicians, pharmacists, and other health care and campus professionals treating college students with depression.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:

Type: knowledge-based

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Roy has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Schwartz has no disclosures to report.

Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: Nothing to Disclose

Unlabeled Use Disclosure

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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