Researchers say that one in four people worldwide will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. This is especially true in the post pandemic world where so many people were forced to spend time in isolation. In fact, an association, called Global Shapers, which focuses on young people around the world, say that mental health will be one of the key struggles among youth, i.e. those between 16 and 30 years old.
Most people link mental health to mental illness. But we all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. And in the same way that our physical health will be in good shape and not-so-good shape, so will our mental health depending on our situation, stage in life and coping.
In this course you will learn what mental health, anxiety, depression, and negative/intrusive thoughts are. In addition, you will find many tools that will help you to become more resilient. You can use this knowledge to improve your life or help others that need support.
The main focus of this course are on:
Answering a question – “what is mental health”?
Explaining what anxiety and depression is
Discussing ways to improve mental health
Introducing tools to deal with intrusive thoughts and emotions