Mental Wellness Basics introduces students to concepts related to mental health and wellness. Stigma associated with mental health can have serious and negative impacts on help-seeking behaviors, and many mental health conditions and symptoms can be significantly lessened through prevention. As such, the lessons in this course focus on:
- Supporting students in identifying threats to mental health early, and taking measures to increase factors that protect mental health.
- Introducing students to the experiences of others in order to develop awareness and empathy, reduce stigma, and provide facts on the prevalence and symptoms of mental health conditions.
- Fostering a mental health mindset to help students develop feelings of self-efficacy and skills that promote and model advocacy for self and others.