Symptom Media

What is Symptom Media?

Symptom Media is an online mental health education and training film library available via subscription streaming. Symptom Media’s library of over 300 mental health simulations including a DSM 5 and ICD Guided Film Collection and Assessment Tools provide viewers with training tools critical for symptom recognition. These innovative films offer visual guideposts to better understand what a particular mental health diagnosis looks like and decreases the stigma for those facing psychological issues. Ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes, the films are currently integrated into training courses, individual and group therapy sessions, lectures, and other educational formats across the country.

Benefits of Symptom Media:

  • Reinforces Symptom Recognition for Proper Diagnosing
  • Improves Competency and Assessment Skills
  • Integrates Easily into Training Programs
  • Enhances Pre-Existing Training Programs
  • Decreases Stigma of a Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Makes Abstract Concepts Concrete
  • Supports Visual Learners
  • Improves Retention and Understanding
  • Raises Public Awareness

Uses of Symptom Media

  • Professional and Continuing Education Reviews
  • Cross Comparisons and Differentiate Between Diagnoses
  • Visual Anchors for Lecture and Discussion
  • Competency Testing
  • Identify Nonverbal and Body Language Cues
  • Learn and Analyze Interview Techniques
  • Patient and Family Member Education
  • Conversation Point During Group Therapy

Mental Health Simulations Designed for

  • Nurses, Public Health Care Educators, Front-Line Staff
  • Health Care Systems, Hospitals and Universities
  • Police, Fire, EMT and Paramedics
  • Behavioral Health Professionals and Trainees
  • Military Leadership
  • Educators and Human Resource Programs

Partial Customer List

  • VA Palo Alto
  • Yale University & Hospitals
  • Johns Hopkins University & Hospitals
  • New York University
  • Boston College Connell School of Nursing
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Southern California’s Online School of Social Work
  • Nassau Medical School
  • Western University Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

“I find Symptom Media to be quite helpful during my orientation to M3 Psychiatry clerkship. Students choose which training title they would like to see, and we use it as the basis for a talk about the mental status exam. I really appreciate having this resource”

Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, MD
Clerkship Director, Psychiatry
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Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth

“Symptom Media’s training titles can be used to enrich our understanding in all sectors of society including law enforcement, local and state governments, military, court system and the community at large.”

Hamid R. Tavakoli, M.D.
Chief, Consultation-Liason Psychiatry
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