Mental Illness 101
March 12, 2024
Trainer: Ben Blanchette
This course will give participants an overview of diagnoses most commonly seen in working with individuals who get services from RADIAS Health. Participants will be able to describe the diagnosis system and will be able to identify symptoms of mental illness. If you are new to the field, or want a refresher on things you may have forgotten in college or grad school, this course if for you!
- Participants will learn about mental health diagnoses and symptoms as presented in DSM 5
- Participants will reflect on the stigma of mental illness and its interplay for people we serve
- Participants will discuss mental illness in the framework of cultural, social, political and racial perspectives
- Participants will work on maintaining empathy for the people we serve in order to reduce stress and compassion fatigue