This course will provide students an insight into the lives of people who have struggled with a mental illness, ranging from depression to manic bipolar disorder. Students will follow the journey of 20 individuals as they describe their experience with mental illness, the stigma they faced, and how they overcame the challenges to become successful individuals. This course will give students the opportunity to gain insight into the lives of people who have struggled with a mental illness, and who have struggled against the stigma placed on them by society. It will also help students, who are themselves or have a loved one battling a mental illness, understand the different depths to a mental illness. There will also be speakers speaking to their own experience of mental illness.
Papers: There will be a written reflection due at the start of every class based on the readings for that week. Also, there will be a group final project due at the end of the semester.
Attendance: Only 2 absences are accepted. More than 2 absences will result in NP. This means that only 2 reflections are allowed to be missed as well. More than 2 missing reflections will result in NP.
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