Depression and anxiety are in every part of our society, and research shows that trend increasing. It is estimated that 17.5 million Americans are affected by depression of some type, with 9.2 million have major or clinical depression. Stress and anxiety effect almost everyone at some point. These conditions together represent a dangerous trend. They are causes of disability and lead to related health problems including heart disease, stroke, and substance abuse. Most patients with depression and anxiety disorders receive no treatment.

The good news is that most people can overcome problems caused by depression and anxiety with the proper support. This course introduces learners to fundamentals of what depression and anxiety are so they can help those who suffer cope. They will develop an understanding of what triggers these conditions and how they affect the entire body. This background in addition to resources, culturally competent case studies, and practice sessions will give them the tools they need to aid people with these issues and increase their overall health.

Duration

The course is available as a 15-day Express Course or as part of the Healthy Living, HIV/AIDS, and Behavioral Health Learning Tracks. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define anxiety and depression.
  • Discuss the relationship of anxiety and depression.
  • Understand the physiological consequences of anxiety and depression and how it can lead to other illnesses.
  • Understand and communicate methods for depression and anxiety management.

Target Audience
Non-clinical employees with basic computer literacy.

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