From the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to racial justice protests and widespread natural disasters, our current cultural moment presents unprecedented mental health concerns. This online social science course explores the definition of mental illness within the context of specific conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and others. This course also considers how these conditions disproportionately impact marginalized populations.

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Successfully talk about mental illness and the stigma surrounding it
  • Describe common psychological disorders and their treatments
  • Describe the relationship between racism and systemic inequality and mental health treatment
  • Apply the science of happiness to your own life

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