Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives C. Introduction to Mental Health Issues D. More About Mental Illnesses E. Let’s Review F. More About Mental Illnesses Section 2: Nature and Types of Mental Illnesses A. Nature and Types of Mental Illnesses B. Contributing Factors Review C. Common Mental Illnesses D. Depression E. Bipolar Disorder F. Schizophrenia G. Review Session H. Anxiety Disorders I. Let’s Review Section 3: Communicating with Persons with Mental Illnesses Section 4: Services Available for Persons with Mental Illness A. Mental Health Evaluations B. Counseling C. Other Examples of Counseling D. Psychiatric Hospitals E. Outpatient Mental Health Services F. Helplines/Distress Lines/Crisis Lines G. Crisis Intervention Services H. Psychiatric Case Management I. Psychiatric Medication Services J. Supportive Therapies K. Family Support Services L. Note on Suicide M. Note on Consumer/Survivors Section 5: Summary A. Let’s Review B. Course Review C. Congratulations
Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.
Clive Jones is a former President of InformCanada, and is responsible for I&R training, credentialing, and standards development.Disclosure: Clive Jones, B.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.