Mental Health Self-Care Checklist for Healthcare Professionals

About the Course
This intermediate-level course explores the mental health issues that healthcare professionals face. Healthcare professionals will be able to better understand the epidemiology, risk factors, protective factors and symptoms of mental health disorders. They also will learn about the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals’ mental health, as well as general interventions addressing mental health disorders in healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives 
  • Identify risk factors and protective factors for mental health disorders in healthcare professionals.
  • List the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disorders, substance use and identify the risk factors and warning signs for suicide.
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare professionals.
  • Identify self-care strategies and distinguish between personal and organizational-based interventions to address mental health disorders in healthcare professionals

About the Author
Margaret Hughes MSN, RN, PMHNP, CPRNP-PC is a dual-certified psychiatric-mental health and pediatric nurse practitioner who graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 2016 and from Northeastern University School of Nursing in 2021. She currently works at a small, outpatient psychiatric practice in Boston, MA providing psychiatric care across the lifespan. Prior to this, she worked at a university health center providing healthcare to college students and has also worked at community-based and school-based health centers providing primary care to high-risk, medically underserved populations. She also has experience as a nurse and worked in an outpatient pediatric clinic in Connecticut and at an overnight summer camp in New York.

Activity Type - Knowledge-based
Target Audience – Pharmacists


 Colibri Healthcare, LLC. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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