Coping strategies - Living with a person with mental illness
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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.
4.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
36 students enrolled
Created by Chris Gibson
Last updated 12/2013
English
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  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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
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Requirements
  • None
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Family members, friends, interested parties and academics.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 33:44
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:19

Key themes:

  • Relationships
  • My journey
Preview 01:19
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Coping strategies
7 Lectures 22:49

Key themes:

  • Highs & Lows
  • Sexual behaviour
Preview 05:18

Key themes:

  • A visual model
  • Manic & Mania
Preview 01:39

Key themes:

  • The centre of attention
  • A lack of empathy
Preview 05:10

Key themes:

  • A metaphor for living with mental health?
The parable of the scorpion & the frog
03:50

Key theme:

  • The negative put downs
I’m OK you are not OK
01:25

Key themes:

  • The power of positive talk
  • Counselling
  • Support mechanisms
Self image & treatment
02:44

Key themes:

  • Mindfulness
  • Lowering expectations
Coping strategies
02:43
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Course review
1 Lecture 03:39

She seems to have an invisible touch …

Final reflections ...
03:39
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Recommended online support mechanisms
2 Lectures 05:35
Recommended resources
00:14

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.

The Female Narcissist - A poignant reminder
05:21
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Thankyou and Goodbye!
1 Lecture 00:10
Credits
00:10
About the Instructor
Chris Gibson
4.7 Average rating
3 Reviews
36 Students
1 Course
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.