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HS 111 - Introduction to Mental Health

( 3 :0 :0 ) 3 credits

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the field of Mental Health. Using the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), students will identify the diagnostic criteria for specific mental health disorders. The historical development of psychiatric rehabilitation will be discussed. The eight main areas to assist individuals with psychiatric disabilities to obtain their maximum level of functioning—Psychiatric, Social, Vocational and/or Educational, Basic Living Skills, Financial, Community and/or Legal, Health and/or Medical, and Housing—will be discussed. Students will acquire knowledge in the processes necessary for clients to receive services from different social agencies.