Mental Health Awareness Student Course (MHASC)

Your mind is an amazing and complex organ. Just as exercising, eating healthy, and sleeping are important for taking care of your body, your brain needs the same level of care and attention. Mental health can be a confusing and uncomfortable topic, but a greater understanding can help clear misconceptions and create a more welcoming and supportive environment for the conversation of mental health.

Trigger Warning: This course discusses sensitive topics, such as suicide, rape, and death.

Demo

Demo: Content

Sample Content

This is a demonstration of how the modules may be set up. One or two images can accompany the information.

Sample Audio: Who's Crazy?/My Psychopharmacologist and I from "Next to Normal"

Sample Video

Educational videos can be embedded to the course, with or without additional text, that can teach on specific topics or concepts in the course.

Scenario

Schizophrenia

Lesson

Fill in the blank

The word "schizophrenia" literally means .

Multiple choice

Select the option that matches the following description: 

Psychological disorder characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behavior that reduce anxiety

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Schizophrenia

True or false

  • Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys suffered from schizophrenia.
  • No event can actually cause schizophrenia

Matching

  • Positive symptoms
    Hallucinations; delusional thoughts; inappropriate laughter
  • Negative symptoms
    Reduced ability to function; lack of emotion; neglect of personal hygiene
  • Disorganized symptoms
    Word salad; problems with attention and organization