You’re focused on the overall health of your patients, so helping them achieve and maintain mental health is a priority. You’ll need resources that address a spectrum of mental health-related issues, from stress to suicidal thoughts, and challenges that vulnerable populations face.
Use AAFP’s emotional well-being resources to recognize signs of depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more. These include tools to understand teen suicide and depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in military veterans. An additional AAFP toolkit offers you support to diagnose, treat and manage adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Search for "mental health" on familydoctor.org to find resources that can help your patients. Examples include:
American Family Physician
Family Practice Management