Mental Health

These slides are an accompaniment to the Mental Health in ED teaching session and the Mental Health module of the EMC course.

The ERCast blog has a great section on the assessment of suicide risk in the ED.

This summary card from Academic Life in Emergency Medicine is a good reference point when assessing and documenting your patients’ suicide risk.

The Victorian Department of Health provides online access to the Mental Health Act 2014 Handbook which provides details on compulsory treatment where you can find links to assessments orders and instructions on how to use them appropriately within your practice setting.

The University of Nottingham has compiled of number of Psychiatric Interviews for Teaching which can be viewed through their Youtube page.  These are mock interviews with actors and provide an opportunity to practice your mental state examinations.

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