Mental Health Courses

Course name Credits available Course format
Recognition and Management of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 2022-24
    • 1.00 MOC: ABIM Medical Knowledge Points (Part II)
    • 1.00 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
      • 0.25 ANCC Pharmacotherapy Contact Hours
    • 1.00 APA CE Credits
    • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
      • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Internet Enduring Material

Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Evaluations

Please complete this optional evaluation before you begin a Mental Health Learning Community Course: PRE-COURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT: Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS)

Please complete this evaluation after you have completed at least one Mental Health Learning Community Course: POST-COURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT: Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS)




Welcome to the Mental Health Online Community.

In 2017, almost 20% (or 807,000) adults in Wisconsin struggled with a mental health condition; nearly half of them had a co-occurring substance use disorder [1] 

In the five-year period from 2011 - 2014, rates of severe youth depression increased from 5.9% to 8.2% [1] 

In 2017, 3.88% (or 170,000) adults in Wisconsin had serious thoughts of suicide [1]  Each year, over 700 Wisconsin residents die by suicide [2] 

Patients, in particular, rural patients, experience issues related to accessibility, whether it be distance traveled to a provider or inadequate insurance; availability, including lack of available treatment providers, treatment types (ie, inpatient, individual, or intensive community services); and acceptability of stigma [3] 

In 2017, one out of 5 adults in Wisconsin report that they are not able to get the treatment that they need whether it be inpatient treatment/counseling, outpatient treatment/counseling, or prescription medication [1]   

Only a quarter of adolescents with major depression in Wisconsin received any mental health treatment in 2017 [1]  

The goal of this Mental Health learning community is to provide a forum for health professionals across disciplines and professions to learn about and discuss best practice to develop, maintain, and expand mental health services for patients across Wisconsin. 

I hope you enjoy participating and learning in the Mental Health Learning Community. Your feedback is always welcome at

Karen K. Milner, MD
Learning Community Clinical Director
Chief Medical Officer
Journey Mental Health Center, Inc.


  1. Nguyen T, Davis K; Mental Health America. The State of Mental Health in America 2017.
  2. Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Wisconsin Suicide Prevention.
  3. Rural Health Information Hub. Rural Mental Health.

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