An Overview of Bipolar Disorder for Nursing Facility Staff

October 17, 2023

2 - 2:30 p.m. EST

ACCME credits will be offered.

This half-hour training is a basic introduction to understanding bipolar disorder, its onset, symptoms and treatments. Participants will also learn approaches to support residents experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of bipolar disorder
  2. Recognize and understand signs and symptoms of mania and depression
  3. Learn appropriate responses of engagement with residents

Speaker: Bryan G. Stephens, LPC Founder and CEO of TalkForward

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.