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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
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 MPH, MA, RCC
James is a Registrees Clinical Counsellor with experience treating depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and addictions. He is a certified Mental Health First Aid and SafeTALK instructor, with over a decade of experience supporting training at mental health service providers.
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