OT's Role in Mental Health and Depression in a Physical Disability Setting

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health in a Physical Disability Setting

Occupational therapy and mental health go hand in hand. Are you addressing depression with your patients that are older adults when working in a setting that is not SNF mental health specific like in a or home health? In this week’s OT Flourish Podcast Betweenisode, Mandy and Sarah chat about how it is imperative that we are listening to our patients and addressing their mental health in any setting. We also talk about how we can easily assess for depression and provide the resources our patients need.

Occupational therapy and and their role in mental health and depression when working in a physical disability setting. Are you truly listening to your patients? | OTflourish.com #SNFOT #homehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas #OTpodcast
Resources from the show:

Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 24 hours/day

OT’s role in mental health (AOTA)

Depression in older adults article (Mental Health America)

My OT Spot Mental Health blog post

 

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