Competent Caring: When Mental Illness Becomes a Traumatic Event is an educational video/DVD that was developed through a collaborative effort between NAMI and the Hospital Corporation of America for continuing education training for healthcare staff. The DVD highlights the experience of an individual living with a mental illness, as well as the staff response when he seeks treatment for a mental health crisis in an Emergency Room setting.
Competent Caring: When Mental Illness Becomes a Traumatic Event may be purchased from the NAMI Store. It can be found in the Education section under NAMI Provider Education.
Handouts which contain additional resources for healthcare staff and are great to provide individuals who watch the video can be found in the Related Files at the bottom of this page.
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