This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Mental health is increasingly being seen as a key component of overall health. Participants will learn about the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders and how these issues impact individuals and families, schools, law enforcement and criminal justice, veterans, homelessness, suicide, and the workplace. The impact of stigma and lack of information and funding on access to treatment will also be discussed.
Participants will learn how our understanding of mental health is changing rapidly; including new innovations, technologies, and approaches to treatment. Current local services, collaborative initiatives and resources will be highlighted. Special attention will be given to both specific mental health challenges for seniors, as well as an overview of research-based actions seniors (and anyone) can take to maintain and improve their mental and emotional well-being.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.