Beyond Hot Flashes – Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Menopause and Mental Health

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Course Description

As women navigate the transition into menopause, they often encounter a range of physical and emotional changes that extend beyond the well-known symptom of hot flashes. "Beyond Hot Flashes: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Menopause and Mental Health" is a comprehensive course designed to delve into the intricate interplay between menopause and mental well-being. This course goes beyond the surface to examine how hormonal shifts impact psychological health and provides valuable insights into managing mental health during this transformative life stage. Interprofessional implications for supporting mental health and well-being are discussed.

Intended Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Social Workers
  • Other Allied Health

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to: 

  • Identify common mental health changes and challenges during perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause.
  • Describe the hormonal influences of menopause on mental health and wellbeing.
  • Explain the interprofessional collaboration and communication between mental healthcare providers and women’s healthcare providers to support the mental health of patients in menopause.
  • List common pharmacological therapies and their mechanisms of action on the mental wellbeing of women during menopause.
  • Explain the role of integrative health modalities on mental wellbeing of women during menopause.
Credit/Contact Hours
Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • Kelly Walker, DNP, MA, BS, BA, FACNM
    Assistant Dean of Evaluations and Outcomes / Clinical Associate Professor, Stony Brook University School of Nursing
  • Jenna Lapointe, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
    Mental Health Therapist, Betterhelp
Development Team
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
August 1, 2023
Expiration Date
August 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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