Summer 2023 Course Offering – BSHES 585: Introduction to Public Mental Health

Summer 2023 Course Offering – BSHES 585: Introduction to Public Mental Health

BSHES 585: Introduction to Public Mental Health is a course for professionals and enrolled students seeking to explore emerging issues in public mental health.

Mental and behavioral health affect all members of society and all aspects of life. It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults in the US suffer from a mental or behavioral disorder in a given year, and mental and neurological disorders reflect many of the top causes of disability worldwide. Unfortunately, suicide is among the leading causes of death for adolescents and emerging adults in the US. Further, physical health challenges can lead to mental health challenges, and vice versa. Thus, it is critical that approaches to public health are informed by public mental health. This course will cover questions of prevalence, specific communities affected, causal frameworks, prevention and treatment intervention strategies, and services and policy considerations, through a public health frame with emphasis on a life course perspective and health equity.

This is an in-person 2-day interactive course that will be offered from June 5-6, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Rollins School of Public Health. An additional 2-hour virtual session will be scheduled before June 30 based on a mutually agreed upon time for final discussion and course wrap-up. REGISTER NOW AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED AND WILL FILL QUICKLY.

This course will be facilitated by M. Daniele Fallin, PhD – James W. Curran Dean of Public Health and Delia Lang PhD, MPH – Executive Associate Dean of Educational Affairs. Guest lecturers: Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH, Don Operario, PhD, and Elizabeth Walker PhD, MPH. MAT

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