'Talk to me': Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults (edX)

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'Talk to me': Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults (edX)
As a student, parent, teacher, coach, or health professional, learn strategies to help improve the mental health of young people in your life, recognise concerning behaviours, and feel better prepared to have conversations about mental health. Poor mental health affects one in four people, and young adults are particularly susceptible. Do you feel confident approaching the topic of mental health with people you care about, or are concerned about?

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'Talk to Me': Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults , is a German-Australian collaboration developed in response to the growing need to provide young people and those around them with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to recognise, identify, and respond to mental health challenges in themselves and others.

Key topics in this MOOC include understanding contributing factors to poor mental health, how to talk about addressing poor mental health, and strategies to increase mental fitness.


What you'll learn

- What mental health is, and the impact of stress on mental health

- Identify and explain contributing factors to suicide and poor mental health

- Strategies to increase mental fitness

- Understand why self-harm may be used as a coping strategy

- Recognise risk factors for mental health crisis and suicidality

- Understand the types of questions you can ask a person who may be at risk of suicide


Syllabus


Module 1: Mental fitness

Explain what mental health is

Identify and explain contributing factors to suicide and poor mental health

Understand the impact of stress of mental health

Understand your own mental fitness


Module 2: Strategies to increase mental fitness

Explain why we worry

Identify and explain contributing factors to negative thinking

Understand how to apply the ABC model


Module 3: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)

Describe the difference between deliberate self-harm and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)

Understand why NSSI may be used as a coping strategy

Describe alternative strategies for regulation of emotions

Learn to use a mindfulness-based task


Module 4: Suicidal behaviour in young adults (SBYA)

Explain the risk factors often associated with suicidal behaviours in young adults

Understand the types of questions you can ask a person who may be at risk of suicide

Learn to use a mindfulness-based task


Module 5: Interventions in SBYA

Explain general methods of suicide prevention

Understand how to apply the 'Talk to Me' program when handling an emergency


Module 6: Gatekeeper interventions

Recognise risk factors for mental health crisis and suicidality

Describe strategies for responding to a mental health crisis

Learn alternative strategies for managing a mental health crisis

Facilitate appropriate collaborative care

Understand options for self-care when managing others' mental health needs



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