Understanding and Overcoming Bias

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Understanding and Overcoming Bias

Coaches, Medical Providers, Addiction Counselors, Faith Leaders, Care Managers, School Counselors, Crisis Responders, Peer Workers, Paraprofessionals, Healthcare Staff, Employers, Gatekeepers, First Responders, Teachers, Attorneys

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  • Introductory

  • Mental Health Literacy

  • 1hr

  • $15

We all have biases whether we are aware of them or not. While these biases may seem innocent, they can cause problems to arise. In this course, titled Understanding and Overcoming Bias, you will learn how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other. The course begins with a discussion on what bias is, how it manifests, and its different types. The course then moves into relevant discussions on the intersection between bias and mental health. You will learn practical tips for overcoming bias and taking action within your community. The course provides engaging learning based on current research and relevant articles while utilizing the most recent techniques in online learning. We hope that the information in this course will cause a ripple effect in not only your life but in the lives of those around you.

NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.


Learning Objectives

  • Define and provide examples of implicit bias, explicit bias, cultural bias, positive bias, internalized bias, and institutional bias.
  • Discuss ways in which bias impacts mental health.
  • Give examples of how implicit bias and its outcomes can be mitigated within individuals and organizations.

Course Overview


Mental Health Literacy

1 Hour

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Yes- Module 5 of 8 Modules for the Mental Health Ally Certification

Professionals and Allies

1 Module, 2 Live Intro and Outro videos, Knowledge check, 3 Animated videos

13 Companion videos on key mental health topics, 6 Text resources

3 Guest speaker sessions detailing lived experience testimonials

$15 for individual Module / $99 per year for entire 8 Module series

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