Course Summary:

Many people are challenged with clinical depression and other mental disorders, including people in your church. This 25-minute course will give you an overview of mood disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders, and offer ways to provide help, support, and encouragement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand more about the most common mood disorders and why they happen
  • Identify what you can do to help someone suffering from depression or other mood disorders
  • Learn how to refer individuals to professional mental disorder specialists, and some common treatment options for mental illnesses
  • Use valuable resources to help those suffering in times of extreme mental crisis

Key Topics Include:

  • What are Mental Disorders?
  • Understanding Mood Disorders
  • Stigmas Associated With Mental Disorders
  • Cultural Stigmas
  • Common Mood Disorders
  • Types of Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Disorder and Mania
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Providing Guidance
  • The Role of Therapy for Mood Disorders
  • Medication for Mood Disorders
  • Other Treatment Options
  • How Clergy Can Help