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  • Mini-Course Overview


    Mental Health Integration

    by Brandon Appelhans

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    How does mental illness intersect with theology, the church, and who Jesus is? Join Brandon Applenhans in dissecting how faith communities can support mental wellness. 

    Course Outcomes: 

    After taking this mini-course, students will have an understanding of: 

    1. The definitions of mental health and mental illness (AMI and SMI),
    2. The frequency and general statistical trends of mental illness within the United States
    3. The professor's personal experience with mental illness and how it can feel
    4. The application of Genesis 1, 2, and 3 in brokenness, humanity, and mental illnesses
    5. The integration of faith and mental health
    6. The modalities of healing, such as therapy and medication
    7. Self-care and how to practice it
    8. The biblical understanding of capacity and worthiness
    9. How to support someone who has a mental illness

    Post in 3 Forums. You will get a completion check indicating you have posted reflections. Also, read and engage with the comments of others. 


    After you complete viewing the materials and posting your reflections there is a feedback quiz. The quiz will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the mini-course.

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