This is a class created by someone who has suffered from moderate to severe anxiety and clinical depression for decades. Based on this experience, 20 years of therapy and 20 years of finding what works and what I needed from others but never got, I created this curriculum. Somehow, I survived the depths of total despair and loneliness. Here, I tell my story and what you can do to help others and yourself. I show you what you need to ask for from others so you can cope,
I also draw from the 25 years of experience I had teaching special education where many of the issues are the same. I have tried my strategies in the real world.
The course goes over things others can do to support and help all people involved in the life of someone with this mental illness.
This course includes a substantial list of resources underscoring main concepts.
THis course can be completed in about 3 days.
This lecture gives 3 strategies to deal with and help impulsivity.
This lecture describes the kinds of issues self-esteem can cause. It provides do's and don'ts about what to say.
This lecture describes one aspect of living with mental illness than many may not understand.
This lecture talks about the unrealistic expectations one can have and how important it is for family/friends to intervene.
This lecture describes the way a person with mental illness struggles with how they perceive the world. It also tells how to offer support.
This lecture describes a special kind of fixation and provides 3 strategies to help.
This lecture talks about the context of a mentally ill person and provides some ideas about how to interact with it.
This lecture explains why not to ask what you can do. It provides alternatives to help.
This lecture talks briefly about the circular nature of mental illness.
This lecture discusses the need for being comfortable with not knowing.
This lecture talks about how to deal with people who do not understand mental illness.
This lecture talks about the never ending loneliness felt by the mentally ill.
A review of key concepts from the course.
I have been a teacher my whole adult life, now going on 25 years! My passion is helping students become fluent in English.
My other goal is to help others with mental illness, so I have shared my story and my ways of living a positive life. All my classes are reasonably priced so students can get the help they need.