How to Help Family Members or Friends with Mental Illness
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How to Help Family Members or Friends with Mental Illness

Practical Counseling Skills to help children, family or friends with Depression, Anxiety, or Other Mental Illness
4.5 (136 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
900 students enrolled
Created by Emma McAdam
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 48 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to support your loved one with mental illness in a positive and helpful way
  • Parenting skills for a Child with Mental Illness
  • Create a Healthy Relationship where you can influence them positively
  • Become a great listener so they'll open up to you
  • Know what to do if your loved one won't talk, won't get help, or is suicidal
  • Learn alternatives to traditional treatment so that they have multiple "tools" to help your loved one
  • Better understand relationship dynamics so you can improve your role in the system.
  • Boundaries
  • Self-Care
  • How to help them access resources
  • Advanced topics like suicide prevention, recognizing dysfunctional roles, managing attention seeking behaviors and self harm, and so much more
Requirements
  • You need to care about someone with a mental illness.
Description

Someone you care about struggles with depression, anxiety or other mental illness and you want to know how to help.

Mental Illness is common, at least 35% of people experience mental illness during their lifetime, and some estimate that as many as 55% of people have a bout with it once during their lives. That means that as long as you know at least 3 people, odds are good that you know someone with a mental illness.

This course is packed with information for family and friends of someone with depression, anxiety, or other mental illness. It's got 5 hours of education in 55 short videos so you can know what to do to help them.

You’re taking this course because someone in your family or one of your close friends is experiencing depression, anxiety or another mental illness. They need help, and you want to know how to be helpful to them. You’re taking this course because you care about them.

Because you worry about them. Perhaps you’re afraid for their safety or their success.

You’re taking this course, because you-like your friend with a mental illness- don’t know what to do next to help.

In this course I’m going to teach you how to become an influential and positive source of support for your loved one.  I’m going to teach you the changes you can make to be a more effective helper.

  • How to build a Relationship of influence

  • Boundaries

  • Self-care

  • How to listen so they’ll open up to you, (Empathic and Reflective Listening Skills)

  • 32 Ways to help even if they don't want to talk

  • Stuff to say and Stuff not to Say

  • How to help them access resources

  • How to ask good questions

  • What to do if they won’t get help

  • Explore relationship dynamics that my be impeding the healing process

  • And 15 videos dealing with advanced topics like suicide prevention, recognizing dysfunctional roles, managing attention seeking behaviors and self harm, and so much more. 

Your relationship with the person you care about is the most influential factor for change that exists. You have the ability to make a big difference in the lives of others, So Let’s get started learning how to help.

Who this course is for:
  • Parents, spouses, friends and family members of someone with Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Illnesses
  • Mental Health Providers who want to learn a foundation in Relationship Based Influence
Course content
Expand all 57 lectures 05:14:38
+ Introduction
9 lectures 51:22
A Systemic Approach to Treating Mental Illness
07:27
How Relationships Affect Mental Illness
08:09
What Causes Mental Illness?
05:14
Understanding their Disorder
08:33

This is a video from my "Change your Brain" Course on Udemy, it describes the difference between mental health diagnoses and most physical diagnoses.

Understanding Mental Illness Diagnoses
06:26
Taking Care of Yourself
03:35
+ Your Foundation: Your Way of Being and Relationship
18 lectures 01:49:02
Unconditional Positive Regard
07:08
The Paradox of Making them Feel Better
08:20

If we want help others, we have to be an emotionally safe place for them. I made this video for my YouTube Channel (Therapy in a Nutshell) on Emotional Safety, and I’m going to share it here-so click on the next video to learn about how to be an emotionally safe person.

Creating Emotional Safety
06:46
Empathic Listening-An Introduction
07:58

Another video from my YouTube Channel (Therapy in a Nutshell) on the skill of Listening Empathically.

Preview 07:07
Why you're trying to help...is it helpful?
04:38
Loving Boundaries
03:54
Boundaries Part 1
08:54
Boundaries Part 2
04:44
Boundaries Part 3
06:48
Acting on your Values, not their Outcomes
04:56
Enmeshment vs. Detachment: A Better Way
05:51
Being Right vs. Being Helpful
07:08
Have you tried this? The Problem with Advice
06:10
A Strengths Based Approach
05:31
The Function of Emotions and Behaviors
00:20
The Function of Depression
09:32
Patience
03:17
+ Essential Skills
11 lectures 47:07
Introduction to the Skills Section of this Course
00:27
Helping them Access Resources
08:26
Inviting them to Be Active
04:22
Helping them Laugh
01:34
Stages of Change:Tailoring your approach to what they're ready for
00:20
Asking Good Questions
07:21
Extending a Helping Hand
03:25
Helpful Things to Say
05:47
How to Choose a Therapist
06:59
What to do if they won't get help
06:03
Getting Individualized Help-You Probably didn't Think of This
02:23
+ Advanced Interventions
17 lectures 01:41:18
Get off the Teeter-Totter: Homeostasis and Polarization
08:38
How to talk about Suicidal Thoughts
08:41
Medication
06:35
Switch Addictions
05:09
Looking Beneath Behaviors
00:20
Reflective Listening
08:06
Your Role as a Parent
05:36
Your Role as a Spouse
04:37
Getting into the Growth Zone
10:28
Intimacy Issues
04:44
Attention Seeking Behaviors
06:23
Teaming up with them against the Illness
05:05
Helping them see more clearly
05:27
Intensive Treatment Options- Hospitalization and and More
06:32
What if they won't talk?
04:18
Advocating in an Effective Way
10:08
Conclusion
00:31