Introductory | Mental Health Literacy
| 1.00 CE Credits | 1 Hour
About the Course
Although many people feel like they understand the concept of diversity, it is a very nuanced topic. This course on Diversity and Mental Health is tailored to provide a detailed description of the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion instead. After finishing this course, you will be able to describe both diversity and intersectionality, as well as ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest. This course is based on current research and utilizes online learning techniques to provide valuable information on diversity and its relationship with mental health.
NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour
Course Includes: 10 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience testimonials, animation explainer videos, and a knowledge game)
Companion Videos: 6 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Diversity and Mental Health; over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics
Downloadable PDFs: 7 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
Target Audience: Social Workers, Healthcare Staff, Case Managers, Employers, Caregivers, Coaches, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys, and other pertinent professionals
Level of Instruction: Introductory
Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks
Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components
After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:
Describe different types of diversity, intersectionality, and ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest.
Critically appraise the relationship between diversity and mental health.
List 3 or more ways to promote inclusion and equity.
Course Overview & Introduction (3+ minutes)
What is Diversity and Why Does it Matter? (9+ minutes)
Types of Diversity (11+ minutes)
Intersectionality (4+ minutes)
Benefits of Diversity (2+ minutes)
Mechanisms of Marginalization (4+ minutes)
Diversity and Mental Health (8+ minutes)
Fostering Inclusion and Promoting Equity (6+ minutes)
Knowledge Check (1+ minute)
Discussion Summary & Course Outro (2+ minutes)
Post-Course Assessment (5+ minutes)