Educate Your Patients
The AIMS Center believes patients have a right to be well-informed about their conditions and care. When the patient and family are an integral part of the health care team, it increases motivation, empowerment, adherence, satisfaction -- and most importantly -- better health outcomes.
Daniel's Story: An Introduction to Collaborative Care (video)
A powerful story that shows how collaborative care can change a person's life.
Recognizing symptoms of depression (video)
Real patients talk about their experiences with late life depression and depression treatment.
Elizabeth: A first-hand depression story (video)
After the deaths of her daughter and her husband, Elizabeth struggled with depression for over 20 years but finally found relief.
Helping Clinic Staff Talk with Patients about the PHQ-9
This tool is designed to help clinic support staff answer common questions they may hear from patients.
Supporting Antidepressant Medication Therapy (video)
A behavioral health care manager demonstrates how to talk with a patient about antidepressant medication.
Obtaining Verbal Consent for CoCM
General guidance on introducing CoCM to patients and gathering consent for participation.
Many organizations offer excellent patient education materials about depression. Two that are particularly noteworthy are the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health's Depression Basics page.