All Things Mental Health
What you'll learn
- Identify the need for mental health awareness.
- Identify the symptoms of common mental illnesses.
- Identify the warning signs of suicide.
- Create a safety plan.
- Explain where to find help for mental health concerns.
- Explain what to expect when starting medications.
- Explain what to expect when starting therapy.
- Explain what to expect in various treatment settings.
- No prior knowledge required.
- You only need to have a desire to learn more about mental health.
This course is designed to help learners know when and how to get mental health help for themselves and others. One in five adults in the United States will experience some form of mental illness. Moreover, more that half of adults with a mental illness didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year. This course aims to increase awareness about mental health conditions and provide students with the tools to lessen the burden of such common illnesses. The first half of the course outlines when to get help. There will be overviews of the most common mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. The first half of the course also has information about suicide prevention and safety planning. A safety plan is an important tool to have handy in a time of crisis. The second half of the course outlines where to find help and what to expect in various treatment settings. These treatment settings include standard appointments, behavioral health areas of emergency departments, and psychiatric inpatient units. There will also be information about when to start therapy or medications and what to do after those treatments have started . The ultimate goal of this course is for learners to be able to advocate for themselves and others when it comes to finding and receiving mental health treatment.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone who would like to know more about mental health.
- This course will help you to know when and how to get mental health help for yourself and others.
- DISCLAIMER: The information presented in this course is intended for informational purposes only. Although I am a doctor, the information in this course is not intended to be used as medical advice or treatment. The information in this course is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore or avoid seeking professional medical advice because of something you have learned from this course. The opinions and information presented in this course are not representative of my various places of employment and professional affiliations.
Dr. Jones-Bourne was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones-Bourne completed her adult psychiatry training at Columbia University. She is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and completed a Public Psychiatry fellowship at the New York Sate Psychiatric Institute, affiliated with Columbia University. She has also received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Jones-Bourne currently works all over the country as an emergency department psychiatrist. She also has a small private practice where her treatment philosophy is based on the recovery model where clients are at the forefront of deciding their treatment goals. Dr. Jones-Bourne's goal is to help improve the quality of life and functioning for each of her clients. She started to create classes because she saw a bigger need that couldn't be filled through individual appointments.
Informally, Dr. Jones-Bourne hosts the Jill Of All Trades Blog and Vlog where she discusses various topics such as mental health, sobriety, travel, parenting, and more.