An Overview of Bipolar Disorders for Nursing Facility Staff

March 26, 2024

2 – 2:30 p.m. ET


This half-hour training will introduce staff to a basic understanding of bipolar disorder, its onset, symptoms, and treatments. Participants will leave with an understanding of this mood disorder and will be able to identify its symptoms and approaches to help residents experiencing challenges from bipolar disorder.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of Bipolar Disorder.
  2. Participants will be able to recognize and understand signs and symptoms of Mania and Depression.
  3. Participants will learn appropriate responses of engagement with residents.

Speaker: Bryan G. Stephens, MA, MBA, CPCS, LPC

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.