An introduction to the role of mental and emotional health in overall well-being. Emphasis is placed on research and practice related to improving mental health and emotional well-being. In addition, barriers to improving mental health are explored at the individual, community, and societal levels. Students are expected to establish and pursue personal goals related to improving emotional health and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between mental and emotional health and the other pillars of healthful living. Students will also examine common behavioral strategies with regard to substance use and abuse and its management and the use of alternative remedies for physical, mental and emotional dependencies and addictions.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00