Understand Mental Illness - Recognise and Take Action
Does Mental Illness seem like a maze to you?
Do you want to be able to offer support to someone you know who may have Mental Illness?
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be more prone to Mental Illness than others?
Do you want to find professional help but are not quite sure who to go to?
Want to learn how to stay as well as possible?
If you answered 'YES' to all five or even just one of the questions above, this course can give you some answers and point you in the right direction.
One more question: Did you know that strange actions may not necessarily indicate Mental Illness? Why does it seem so complicated? There are so many sources of information that you may be trying to piece together to understand Mental Illness. This can be confusing.
Maintaining a good quality of life, is linked to making the best use of the professional help that is available and being aware of the triggers for Mental Illness, and of the complications that could arise. Why? Because you need to reduce the likelihood of becoming impaired by Mental Illness and focus on the factors that promote recovery. This course will equip you with the foundations for the right approach.
In this course, you will learn to be able to:
Whether you are a person who may have experienced Mental Illness or know someone who may have, in this course you will find the practical information you need.
What this course contains
The curriculum covers 7 modules, each containing lectures in video and/or text format, with supplementary printable sheets. I take you through each, in a clear manner, giving you practical and immediately applicable content.
Understand Mental Illness
So…get started. On completion of this course on Mental Illness, you will be able to identify symptoms that will prompt seeking of professional help and know where to get it, understand who can affected, know the associated risks, and how to increase the likelihood of staying well, starting from today.
Sign up today and understand Mental Illness.
As I say, “For a Safe Today and a Sound Tomorrow.”
Find out the benefits you will get from this course: symptoms, causes, treatments, risks, and how to give support in mental illness, introduction to Dr. Leah's 4P process
Follow short stories to illustrate Mental Illness: what it looks like in the everyday lives of 3 different people
Summary of Section 1: beginning to recognise mental illness, pointers to mental illness
Define what is meant by mental illness and list the 7 major classes
Recognise symptoms from each class of mental illness that would prompt seeking of professional help
Apply Dr. Leah's acronym 'M.E.N.T.A.L' to decide easily whether there are symptoms suggestive of Mental Illness
Know what the associated complications & risks of Mental Illness are -to the person and to others
Summary of Section 2: What Mental Illness is, the major classes, the symptoms, the complications and the risks
Know who can be affected by Mental Illness and understand what makes people biologically vulnerable -predisposing factors
Know what can trigger an episode of Mental Illness -physical, social and emotional stressors
Know the role of brain chemicals in Mental Illness -changes in the brain signal system
Look at our case studies and identify the vulnerability and trigger factors in each story
Description: Summary of Section 3 -biological vulnerability to Mental Illness, stress factor triggers, imbalances in the brain chemicals,
Know who the professionals are that can help with Mental Illness -Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, initial contact and assessment
Know the Psychological Therapy options to including CBT -Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Know what the medication treatment options are -the types and when they might be prescribed, how they work and the concept of imposed treatment
Look at our case studies and identify the treatment options and professional help available in each story
Summary of Section 4 - Roles of Mental Health Professionals, Psychological therapies and medication treatments,
Understand how to be supportive to someone with Mental Illness in a practical way -apply Dr.Leah's 'PATHWIN'
Know what to do if there’s a relapse - identify problem, identify risk, offer support and seek professional help
Know what factors determine improvement in symptoms - the risk reducing and the risk enhancing factors
Hands-on session to draw up your own specific support plan - a clear targeted practical support plan
Summary of Section 5 -how to offer support practically, how to manage a relapse, factors that determine the prognosis
Frequently Asked Questions about Mental Illness and clear answers
Recap of the whole course -video summary of 'Problems, People, Professionals and Pathway' in Mental Illness
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Leah Akinlonu is the Risk & Recovery Dr. She shows you how to turn mental health risk into recovery, making complex concepts simple for you. How? Riscovery: Risk + Recovery.
Dr. Leah is a Consultant Psychiatrist based in the UK. Her Specialist Training in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry gives her expertise in Recovery. Her Masters Degree in Forensic Psychiatry keeps her focus sharp on Risk. The concepts come together in Riscovery: courses and resources for Psychiatrists, for Mental Health Professionals and for Practical People. "Make it clear with Dr. Leah!"
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