Coping With Depression For Minorities
- Low Mood
- Depression Like Symptoms
- Interest in Learning About Mental Health
Welcome to this E-Course series, Do It Yourself (DIY) Mental Health! In this Psycho-educational E-course you will learn about Depression for a Culturally Sensitive perspective! As an African-American mental health provider and advocate, I created these courses as a mental health resource for minority populations. There are many challenges with mental health in our communities, including stigma, limited access and culturally competent providers. These courses can be seen as a supplemental way to overcome these barriers by providing access to relevant topics on mental health empowerment. At Skelton Neurocounseling, LLC we understand the stigma of mental health. We have created courses from a culturally sensitive perspective and shared research that is helpful for all. This course is loaded with helpful information that will help you better understand depression in your life and the life of others. There are activities and resources that will allow you to engage in the material and and easy to follow format that allows you to go at your own pace. Below are a number of features you can expect from this course.
We also know the barriers with accessing mental health. Such as:
-Lack of Cultural Providers
-Unwillingness to Seek Help
-Cost of Services
-And Asking, “Where Do I Start?”
This is where Do-it-Yourself comes into play! What is best about our psycho-education courses are:
-Easy to follow
-Allow you to go at your own pace and
-Address concerns specific to African American & Minority populations
Our E-courses are a great way into mental health services. In this course you will learn about:
-What Exactly is Depression
-Signs and Symptoms
-How depression impacts the brain
-and Ways to Cope
You will also have activities and a certificate of completion when done! Welcome to Do It Yourself Mental Health.
Who this course is for:
- African American
- Black Men
- Black Women
- 01:17Welcome to the Course
- 03:33Meet the Instructor
- 00:14What To Expect in This Course
Mark Nathaniel Skelton, the owner of Skelton Neurocounseling LLC, is a mental health professional who has over +10 years experience in mental health services with working in addictions, adolescents, brain-training, contract home-based therapy, intake positions through hospitals & residential, private practice, sexual offense treatment, and special needs.
Mr. Skelton has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI). Mark has also obtained basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence based-approach of addressing trauma. Mr. Skelton also has prior credentials in Credential Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician (CSAYC) and experience as a Cognitive Skills Brain Trainer at Learning Rx. Currently, Mr. Skelton is pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences.
Last, but definitely not least, Mark N. Skelton is an ordained minister within the churches of Christ and currently serves as a bible school teacher to adolescents at Metro Church of Christ.