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Course Details

Location: Online
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Free
Course Access: Lifetime
Exams Included: Yes

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Introduction to Empower

Mental Health Awareness Training

One in four adults experience mental illness every year, yet fewer than half of those receive treatment. These issues affect people from all walks of life – no one is immune to psychological distress. Although mental illness is fairly common, sufferers often feel too embarrassed to seek help. This can ultimately have devastating consequences – mental illness lessens an individual’s quality of life and can even result in suicide.

Empower yourself by learning how to create a safe environment for those struggling with mental illness in this 2-hour online training with Dr. Matt Stanford. This course will equip you with the techniques for identifying mental illness, developing safe and effective situational responses, and building a network to quickly connect those in distress with professional care.

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You Will Learn:

  • What the terms “mental health” and “mental illness” mean, how psychological distress manifests itself, and how mental illness impacts a person’s life.
  • The main symptoms of mental health disorders and the truth behind misconceptions surrounding mental health disorders
  • How and why people self-harm, the nature of suicidal thoughts and how to help someone who is contemplating ending their life
  • How to communicate with someone in distress and refer them to a professional for assistance
  • How to start the conversation about mental health in your faith community

Benefits of Taking This Course:

  • You’ll better understand the most common mental health topics
  • You’ll gain the knowledge you need to aid those struggling with mental illness, specifically related to referrals for treatment
  • You’ll adopt a set of skills that can be quickly implemented following the Empower training
  • You’ll be part of the solution that eliminates the stigma surrounding mental health

Course Lessons

  • Introduction to EMPOWER
  • Lesson 01: Recognize mental health problems
  • Lesson 02: Refer to a mental professional
  • Lesson 03: Relate to those with mental health challenges
  • Lesson 04: Restore through community
  • Conclusion to EMPOWER




Anyone who has an interest in gaining a greater understanding of this subject is encouraged to take the course.

The course is broken down into individual lessons.

You can study the online course at any time you would like. The course is compatible with all devices.

Once you have completed all modules, there is a brief multiple-choice quiz.

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