Total CE Credit Hours: 4
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101954
About the Course:
Mental health advocacy promotes the human rights of persons with mental disorders and works to reduce stigma and discrimination. Advocacy consists of various actions aimed at changing the structural and attitudinal barriers to achieving positive mental health outcomes in populations.
Advocacy is considered to be one of the eleven areas for action in any mental health policy because of the benefits that it produces for people with mental disorders and
This World Health Organization article thoroughly discusses the principal elements and benefits of advocacy, and offers proactive and concrete suggestions to put mental health advocacy into practice.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Advocacy for Mental Health: Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package created by World Health Organization (WHO)
Journal/Publisher:World Health Organization
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and other interested professionals who seek knowledge about mental health advocacy. This course would also be appropriate for administrators who are interested in promoting mental health advocacy. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe mental health advocacy and explain the benefits of advocacy.
- Identify the barriers to mental health.
- Identify potential barriers and solutions for supporting advocacy.
- Define the roles of different groups in mental health advocacy.
- Identify the principle steps for supporting advocacy activities with stakeholders in mental health advocacy, including health professionals, families, and the general population.
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