Understanding Mental Illness

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Understanding Mental Illness

<p>One in five Australians experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. People who have a mental illness often feel embarrassed and ashamed and are reluctant to talk about it as they

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One in five Australians experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. People who have a mental illness often feel embarrassed and ashamed and are reluctant to talk about it as they would some other medical condition. This often prevents them from seeking support or treatment. They may feel that they are not accepted by other people, or that others are uncomfortable in their presence. They may feel at risk in their jobs or feel cut off from society. They are often the victims of some of the myths and stigma that still surround mental illness and other mental health problems.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Overview of Course
  • Exploring Causes Symptoms and Treatments of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar mood disorder (manic depression) and Schizophrenia
  • Changing Attitudes in the Community
  • Getting Help for Mental Illness


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Improve understanding about symptoms, causes and treatment for specific mental illness.
  2. Explore the negative connotations and language associated with mental illness.
  3. Explore reasons for current community attitudes to mental illness.