Understanding Mental Health | Northgate

About This Class

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Approximately half of adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. The stress of COVID has exacerbated this illness. Yet, the topic of mental health is a taboo subject for many people. To break the stigma associated with mental illness, this 5-week workshop will provide a safe environment for learning and open and honest discussions. You will receive a basic education about common mental illnesses and helpful information on resources and support. Whether you or your loved one is struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or another mental illness, this is the class for you.

What You'll Discover

At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize some signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Identify behaviors associated with the most common mental illness.
  • Develop strategies to help others cope with their illness.
  • Build a community of positive supporting people.
  • Explain the impact of the illness.
  • Identify resources to provide support.

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Mental Illness Overview
  • Week 2: Common Types of Mental Illness
  • Week 3: Challenges of Mental Illness
  • Week 4: How to Respond to Mental Illness
  • Week 5: Self-Care is Not Selfish

Registration Information

  • Cost: $25.00
  • Date(s): Tuesdays, June 14th - July 19th
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Leader(s): Ariana Martinez, LCSW
  • Delivery Method: In-Person

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