Understanding Mental Health: Continuum, Culture and Social Media (FutureLearn)

Understanding Mental Health: Continuum, Culture and Social Media (FutureLearn)
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The course has been created for anyone interested in learning more about mental health and mental illness and the influencing roles of social media and culture upon these.
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Understanding Mental Health: Continuum, Culture and Social Media (FutureLearn)
Enhance your knowledge of mental health and mental illness and develop your understanding of the mental health continuum. Study the influence of society and social media on how we perceive mental health. The more we understand about mental health and mental illness, the more we can challenge and reduce social stigma.

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On this course, you’ll learn what the mental health continuum is and why it’s important to learn about mental health in this way. You’ll enhance your mental health knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of mental illness through an exploration of some prevalent mental disorders.

You’ll also consider how social media impacts the way we perceive mental health and assess how our culture and society influence how we view and respond to mental illness.


What topics will you cover?

· Mental health and mental illness on a continuum

· Definitions of some of the prevalent mental disorders

· Social media in relation to mental health and mental illness

· The impact of social media for child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing

· Exploration of the different forms and meaning of culture and how these influence mental health and mental illness.


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Describe the mental health continuum.

- Describe identified symptoms linked with prevalent Mental Health disorders.

- Describe the difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness.

- Develop an understanding of cultural and social impact on perception of Mental Health and Mental Illness.

- Interpret your awareness of how the increasing influence of social media relates to Mental Health and Mental Illness.

Evaluate how social media plays a role in societal awareness of mental health and mental illness.



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39.00 EUR
The course has been created for anyone interested in learning more about mental health and mental illness and the influencing roles of social media and culture upon these.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.