I am currently enrolled in a class called Community Mental Health. Despite it being weekly three hour long class, it happens to be one of my most favorite class that I look forward to.
There's so much interaction and different perspectives to consider when issues like how to deal with mental health issues comes up. The professor provides a very easy-going and laid-back environment for students to voice their opinions.
I have been able to share my thoughts on certain topics. As a result, I've gained some respect as an individual within the classroo whereas in other classrooms where most of class format is lecture, I am not as vocal.
The reason why I bring this class up is because I particularly enjoy the judge-free environment this professor sets it up. It allows everyone, including two other hearing impaired individuals, to voice their opinions.
Mental health covers a huge range of issues, but the overall theme that the professor hopes to address is the stigmatization that society faces as a whole.
She tries to teach my class how to think from a holistic perspective and do a top-down approach to breaking theories and stigmas.
What is even more beautiful about this class is how we come together as different individuals who can form some sort of unity and take actions to improve not our other people's conditions, but our own.
It's weird to say that even after being in this class for a month, those classmates somehow feel like family to me. I always look But maybe perhaps that's why the class is called "Community Mental Health". Maybe its target group was just those with mental issues.