The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness

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The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness

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About this course: Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated. This course explores how our understanding of mental health and illness has been influenced by social attitudes and social developments in North America and around the world. The course begins by situating our contemporary mental health practices in historical context, then looks at different aspects of mental health, mental illness and mental health services and their connections to what’s going on in our social environment.

Created by:  University of Toronto
  • Taught by:  Charmaine Williams, Associ…

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About this course: Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated. This course explores how our understanding of mental health and illness has been influenced by social attitudes and social developments in North America and around the world. The course begins by situating our contemporary mental health practices in historical context, then looks at different aspects of mental health, mental illness and mental health services and their connections to what’s going on in our social environment.

Created by:  University of Toronto
  • Taught by:  Charmaine Williams, Associate Professor

    Faculty of Social Work
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Welcome and A Brief History of Madness
We begin with a quick orientation to the course and continue with our first lecture topic: A brief history of madness.


11 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Course Information
  2. Video: Welcome to the course!
  3. Reading: Readings and Resources
  4. Video: 1.0 Introduction
  5. Discussion Prompt: Introductions
  6. Video: 1.1 Visiting the asylum
  7. Video: 1.2 Why the asylum?
  8. Video: 1.3 20th century mental health care
  9. Video: 1.4 Antipsychiatry
  10. Video: 1.5 Deinstitutionalization
  11. Video: 1.6 Community-based mental health care
  12. Video: 1.7 Recovery and mental health
  13. Video: 1.8 Conclusion
  14. Video: Bonus material: An introduction to author Caroline Fei-Yeng Kwok

Graded: Commentary

WEEK 2


What is mental health and what causes mental illness?



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  1. Reading: Readings and Resources
  2. Video: 2.0 introduction to lecture 2
  3. Video: 2.1 defining mental health
  4. Video: 2.2 what is mental illness?
  5. Video: 2.3 social determinants of mental health
  6. Video: 2.4 SDoH in action
  7. Video: 2.5 the biopsychosocial perspective on mental health
  8. Video: 2.6 applying the biopsychosocial perspective
  9. Video: 2.7 Conclusion
  10. Discussion Prompt: Key social determinants of mental health in your local community


WEEK 3


The social context of diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses



9 videos, 1 reading, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: Readings and Resources
  2. Video: 3.0 Introduction to lecture 3
  3. Video: 3.1 Demystifying the DSM
  4. Video: 3.2 Diagnosis as a series of social events
  5. Video: 3.3 Diagnosis: An example of the role of social context
  6. Video: 3.4a The social context of treatment options
  7. Video: 3.4b The social context of treatment options part 2
  8. Video: 3.5 The social context of treatment access
  9. Video: 3.6 Conclusion
  10. Discussion Prompt: Psychiatric Diagnoses and Genera Medical Diagnoses
  11. Discussion Prompt: Involuntary treatment
  12. Practice Quiz: Extra-credit quiz
  13. Video: From summer 2014: what's with the DSM?

Graded: Personal Reflection

WEEK 4


Culture, mental health and mental illness



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  1. Reading: Readings and Resources
  2. Video: 4.0 introduction to lecture 4
  3. Video: 4.1 culture mental health mental illness
  4. Video: 4.2 culture & mental health in historical context
  5. Video: 4.3 culture and mental health
  6. Video: 4.4 culture and mental illness
  7. Video: 4.5 an example of intersections between culture and mental health
  8. Video: 4.6 cultural competence and multicultural mental health care
  9. Video: 4.7 Conclusions
  10. Discussion Prompt: Mental Illness Experience and Perspectives


WEEK 5


Families, caregiving and mental illness



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  1. Reading: Readings and Resources
  2. Video: 5.0 introduction to lecture 5
  3. Video: 5.1 families and mental health
  4. Video: 5.2 do families cause mental illness - no
  5. Video: 5.3 families and caregiving
  6. Video: 5.4 families and recovery
  7. Video: 5.5 conclusions
  8. Discussion Prompt: Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery interviews


WEEK 6


society, communities and mental health



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  1. Reading: Readings and Resources
  2. Video: 6.0 introduction to lecture 6
  3. Video: 6.1 stigma and mental illness
  4. Video: 6.2a a life course approach to preventing mental disorders part 1
  5. Video: 6.2b a life course approach to preventing mental disorders part 2
  6. Video: 6.3 interventions to promote community mental health
  7. Video: 6.4 towards community that support mental health
  8. Video: 6.5 conclusions
  9. Discussion Prompt: Investing in Mental Health

Graded: Final Assignment

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