Mental Health Resources
Mental health can be a difficult topic to address, as patients often struggle with complex situations or experience difficulty in discussing mental health concerns. However, supporting psychosocial wellbeing is highly important and not something that occurs in one, but over the span of the patient’s stay in skilled care. Interventions designed to support mental health are an essential piece of a holistic, client-centered care. Occupational therapy practitioners are essential members of the care team who are capable of addressing mental health across the continuum of care.
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- Sydney Marshman, OTD, OTR/L
The PHQ-9 is a nine item questionnaire to regarding depression symptoms. This questionnaire can be utilized as a self assessment or provided verbally by the clinician. It’s available free online.
The PHQ-9 is available to download in multiple languages. Find the PDF and instructions for the assessment here: