This updated self-directed tutorial is meant to introduce you to the topic of depression, a common but serious mood disorder that can affect people’s day-to-day functioning and is much more than unhappiness.Read more about Depression - New and improved!
This self-directed tutorial is meant to introduce you to the concepts of mental health and mental health problems (and mental illnesses). Mental health problems are conditions in which people’s thinking, mood and behaviours negatively impact their day-to-day functioning. Someone with a diagnosed mental illness can experience good mental health, while someone without a diagnosed mental illness can experience difficulties at certain times of stress. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness.Read more about Mental Health - New and improved!
This tutorial provides basic information about anxiety disorders, including the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder, signs that a person may have an anxiety disorder, and ways that anxiety disorders may be treated.Read more about Anxiety Disorders
This tutorial provides basic information about bipolar disorder, including the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, the differences between manic and depressive episodes, how bipolar disorder affects a person’s life and how to respond in a helpful way to a person with bipolar disorder.Read more about Bipolar Disorder
This tutorial will give you basic information about diversity and health equity, including what diversity means, what health equity means, what cultural competence means, the relationship between diversity, health outcomes and access to culturally competent health care, the social determinants of health and how you can help to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, equitable and respectful environment that reflects the principles of diversity and health equity.Read more about Diversity and Health Equity
This tutorial provides basic information about concurrent disorders, including what concurrent disorders means, what causes concurrent disorders, how mental health disorders and substance use disorders can affect each other, ways concurrent disorders may be treated, and how to respond to someone who has concurrent disorders.Read more about Concurrent Disorders
This tutorial provides basic information about harm reduction with regard to substance use, including the meaning of the term harm reduction, the benefits of harm reduction in the area of substance use and practical strategies for putting the principles of harm reduction into use.Read more about Harm Reduction
This tutorial provides basic information about the health issues of older adults, including a definition of ageism, the difference between what’s normal and what’s not normal in aging , the challenge of figuring out the cause of behaviour changes in older adults, potential substance use, mental health and gambling problems and ways to improve communication with older adults.Read more about Older Adults
This tutorial provides basic information about personality disorders, including what a personality disorder is, how personality disorders develop, the signs and symptoms of different types of personality disorders, some ways that having a personality disorder affects a person’s life, how personality disorders are treated and how to respond to someone who has a personality disorder.Read more about Personality Disorders
This tutorial provides basic information about problem gambling including how gambling is defined, how games of chance work, what problem gambling is, the effects of problem gambling, the signs of problem gambling, how problem gambling is treated and where to get help.Read more about Problem Gambling