Community mental health education
Depression/ADHD Recovery Course (SL/Davis Counties)
--Are you worried about a friend or family member facing a severe emotional problem (depression, bipolar, ADHD, eating disorder, severe anxiety or delusional problems) and looking for additional ways to help?
--Are you aware of the full range of possible ways to approach severe emotional problems?
--Are you interested in additional education and community-based support to complement your own therapy or medical treatment?
--Do you feel "updated" with the latest research? Are you ever confused with the current scientific debates about biology & meds?
"What else can we do?"--A Community Wellness and Mental Health Education Course
Jacob Z. Hess, Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical-Community Psychology Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
This class is open to anyone interested in better understanding these problems (whether faced by you yourself or a loved one)
» Flexible--2-6 weeks duration depending on your preferred pace
» Convenient--typically taught in your own home to minimize building costs
» Accessible--tailored to be understandable to anyone, regardless of educational level
» Low-cost--$125 tuition for the entire course, with a sliding scale option (no one will be turned away)
» Professional--readings, power-point slides, facilitator with four years of college teaching experience
--Hear syntheses of the latest research from neuroscience, pharmacology and psychology.
--Understand current debates among scientists about recovery, the brain and medication--including exploring the following issues: Is complete recovery possible? How exactly are these problems biological? Where do these problems begin? How is agency involved (if at all)? Are psychiatric medications safe and effective? Is healing possible without medication?
--Learn about non-traditional explanations for schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, ADHD and severe anxiety
--Examine claims and evidence surroundin
Relevant Education / Credentials
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Years Experience: 4