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Course Description

This introductory course provides students with a background of mental health and common mental health problems and treatments, as well as ways to talk about mental health with others.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Language and Definitions
  • Impact of Mental Health Problems
  • Depression signs, symptoms, and treatments
  • Anxiety signs, symptoms and treatments
  • When to talk about mental health
  • Basic ways to talk about mental health
Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define mental health and mental health problems
  • Describe the impact of mental health problems in Canada, in the workplace, and to individuals
  • Define depression and anxiety
  • Identify the risk factors of depression and anxiety
  • Understand how to talk about mental health 
  • Define “treatment”
  • Understand how to find treatment options

This course is created by:

James Caspersen

James Caspersen

James is a certified Mental Health First Aid and SafeTALK instructor, with over a decade of experience supporting training at mental health service providers.