Mental Health: an Exploration

This course will give the students the opportunity to develop an understanding of mental health issues including general information regarding mental health, resiliency, mental illness (including disorders such as depression and anxiety). Students will have a basic introduction to brain function and development as it relates to mental health. Gain knowledge of the factors that contribute to mental illness and the knowledge to identify when someone may be experiencing mental health challenges will be included. This course will help students develop their own skills to cope with mental health experiences such as stress. The connection between addictions and mental illness will be highlighted. Cultural issues such as stigma as it relates to mental health and mental illness will be included. An important component of the course will be networking with agencies whose experience is based in mental health. Students will learn what community resources connected to mental health are available and how these resources can be accessed. Promoting and reinforcing positive mental health with be ongoing objective of this course.

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