Mental Health and Coping Strategies (6 Credits)
Mental Distress

In the areas of mental ill health, names are often given to a specific category to identify a group of signs and symptoms. Collectively these are seen as mental disorders and can include: Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Depression and Personality disorders. This unit will focus on understanding how society responds to people suffering from poor mental health as well as looking at how genetics and other factors are linked to mental health. It will also explain some of the strategies for coping and caring for people with mental health disorders. It will also consider the causes and treatment of psychological stress.