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Treating Patients with Mental Illness

Tuesday, May 6 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Munroe 102, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map



Treating Patients with Mental Illness: Pearls of Wisdom from the Physician, Family and Patient’s Perspective

Tuesday, May 6
Munroe 102
12 – 1 p.m.
Lunch will be available for the first 25 people. 

The program will relate information to assist future practitioners in the holistic integrated treatment of persons with mental illness and their families.


  • Teresa Bomhoff, NAMI President
  • Barb Glass, NAMI Volunteer and Former Board Member
  • Jim Goodrich, NAMI Vice President

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the above individuals have nothing to disclose. 


  • Illustrate the approaches to care of persons with mental illness from the perspective of the physician/provider, the patient and their families.
  • Identify action steps that can be taken in primary care settings to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to normalize the inclusion of mental health care as a routine and essential part of overall health care in daily practice.
  • Instill in future practitioners the importance of mental health care in overall healthcare outcomes for all ages.

Continuing Education

IMS LogoACCME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through joint sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and Accelerated Performance Therapy.  DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Des Moines University is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

IBON: Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hour. No partial credit awarded.  

Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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