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It is estimated that 450 million people in the world suffer from a mental illness of some sort. That's too big a number to truly comprehend. Look around your workplace. Statistically, 1 in 4 of you is suffering from a mental illness or disorder. And in all likelihood, you won't know who.
That's because mental illness can take many forms, such as stress, depression, paranoia, sleeping problems, anxiety, panic attacks and suicidal feelings. You might not be able to tell from looking at a person whether they are suffering. But this short course is designed to help you recognise key 'warning signs' in yourself and others so that you can take appropriate action. We'll look at:
- Different types of mental illnesses
- Advice on what physical symptoms you may notice
- When and how to help
Why take this course
Frankly, it's tricky to tell if someone is suffering from a mental illness, unless you know what you're looking for. Spot the signs and you may be able to help. If you spot them in yourself, you might even be able to take pre-emptive action. It might be the most important thing you do today