Coping strategies - Living with a person with mental illness

Drawn from personal experience and academic comment the course provides an elementary exploration of the key issues.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

Drawn from a deep and intimate knowledge of relationships that were effected by mental health issues Chris experienced an intensive programme of rehab as a direct result of living with a loved one that had often destructive mental health issues.

In this course he candidly explores the fundemental issues that can face a person who has a relationship with another who has a mental health illness and in particular the often debilitating consequences of depression either as a sufferer of, amongst others, bipolar, borderline personality and obsessive compulsive disorders.

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The initial signs
  • Demonization & idolisation
  • The parable of the scorpion & the frog
  • I’m OK you are not OK
  • Mindfulness
  • Other sources of help & support

Who is the target audience?

  • Family members, friends, interested parties and academics.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Key themes:

  • Relationships
  • My journey
Section 2: Coping strategies

Key themes:

  • Highs & Lows
  • Sexual behaviour

Key themes:

  • A visual model
  • Manic & Mania

Key themes:

  • The centre of attention
  • A lack of empathy

Key themes:

  • A metaphor for living with mental health?

Key theme:

  • The negative put downs

Key themes:

  • The power of positive talk
  • Counselling
  • Support mechanisms

Key themes:

  • Mindfulness
  • Lowering expectations
Section 3: Course review

She seems to have an invisible touch …

Section 4: Recommended online support mechanisms
Recommended resources

And finally from me … a clip that I discovered on You Tube that summed up a particular relationship for me.

There is a lot of stuff out there on mental illness so beware and choose reliable sources. Mental health is no different than physical health yet the stigmas often get in the way of understanding the causes and more importantly the strategy’s that can be adopted to cope.

Section 5: Thankyou and Goodbye!

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Instructor Biography

Chris Gibson, Managing Director of Key Potential

A qualified therapist in timeline therapy, neuro-linguistic programming & hypnotherapy Chris compliments his development and training skills as a peak performance coach too.

Currently studying psychotherapeutic counselling he is keen to add value to the study of human behaviour both from an academic and personal point of view.

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