HLT2110 Foundations of Mental Health

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Celeste Bryson

Course Description:

The evolution of the mental health system and the factors influencing mental health services are examined.The course focuses on the development of mental health services in the community and the response to mental health needs in the community. An exploration of historical, polictical, social, cultural, and ecomonic dimensions of mental health will be discussed.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the development of mental health services. The understanding of the mental health system and services will provide guidance to students for missional and ministry practice. Students will be able to identify mental health needs and engage in providing guidance for obtaining community-based mental health resources and support.

Why This Course Is Important:

An understanding of mental health in the community and assessing the needs of those who are not being treated is essential. The course will focus on the importance of family, biblical guidance, and community systems in the identification of mental health concerns.