1199SEIU/City Fund LPN Course-Mental Health Concerns: Stress Management, Depression and Suicide

There is a clear, confirmed link between physical health and mental health. For millions of people, illness, stress and depression are facts of life.  Patients with a serious medical illness and/or comorbid medical conditions, particularly older adults or those with chronic illnesses, also have stress at varying levels, sometimes it can be overwhelming and incapacitating. They also have actual or potential depression and some with suicidal action/thoughts/ideations. Patients with stress and depression have a higher incidence of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more. They tend to isolate themselves often feeling very lonely and in despair.

This program will provide the LPN, regardless of practice setting, with the critical knowledge and skill set needed to recognize, manage and support any patient with stress, depression and/or suicide. Keep in mind that nurses are people too that get sick and have the same experiences as many of their patients. This program also provides strategies for you – the care giver – to decrease stress.

Faculty: Amy Vallarelli LMHC, PhDc is a licensed mental health counselor currently in private practice treating adult clients with mental health concerns and is primarily focused on the relationship between stress, depression/suicide, PTSD, Trauma and medical illness/health. Amy also has expertise with clinical supervision, case management, community outreach, and advocacy. She is an expert population health counselor with emphasis on prevention.  Amy has been faculty at Pace University and is the past Director of Social Services at Brandywine Long Term Care. Among others, she holds the following certifications: New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); Certified Case Manager (CCM); Teaching English as a Foreign Language  (TESOL) Certification; and  National Certified Counselor (NCC), NBCC.

Program Details:

Thursday, October 24, 2019:  One Day Certificate Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Venue:  1199 Training Fund, 330 West 42nd Street (Between 8th and 9 Avenues), 4th Floor, Room 10, New York, NY 10036

Seats for this program will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration deadline is Monday, October 21, 2019.  


This is an 1199/City Education Fund sponsored program.  No out-of-pocket cost for 1199/City Fund members.

In order to participate in this program, you must have

  • Been a full-time or part-time pharmacist for at least one year at a New York City agency/facility participating in the 1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Eldercare Fund.

Fund Contact:

For any questions please contact Ronaldeen.Julla@1199funds.org

Visit www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/city for details on all of the programs and services offered by the 1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Elder Care Fund.

For any questions please contact Ronaldeen.Julla@1199funds.org



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