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An Understanding in Common Mental Illnesses Flex Class

A six week course that describes the most common mental ailments we face daily
Michelle Lynn Back MS
20 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Mon, Nov 28

Nov 28, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will understand the basics of the five most common mental illnesses including their associated illnesses, the stigma's attached and how common they are in society.
My education and experience has heightened my ability to produce content that is factual without being emotional. The students will learn the truth about many fascinating disorders without feeling judgment and without opinion. 
Students will need to download and/or print out activities provided in the Outschool platform before class.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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2. National Alliance on Mental Health,
3. Henry Saffer, Dhaval Dave NBER Working Paper No. 8699, Mental Illness and the Demand for Alcohol, Cocaine and Cigarettes, Issued in January 2002,
4. Schaumberg, Katherine et al. “The Science Behind the Academy for Eating Disorders' Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association vol. 25,6 (2017): 432-450.
5. Wilson, Sylia et al. “Interpersonal dysfunction in personality disorders: A meta-analytic review” Psychological bulletin vol. 143,7 (2017): 677-734.
6. Videos are all apart of the Crash Course Presentations on YouTube with permission to have them viewed outside the presentation
9. Ponte, Katherine, JD, MBA, CPRP, The Many Forms of Mental Health Discrimination, Mar. 11, 2020,
10. Gluck S. What is stigma? In: Heal. Place. 2019. Accessed 14 Jul 2019
11. Gaebel W, Zäske H, Cleveland H-R, et al. Measuring the stigma of psychiatry and psychiatrists: development of a questionnaire. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011;261:119.
12. Yanos PT, Lucksted A, Drapalski AL, et al. Interventions targeting mental health self-stigma: a review and comparison. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2015;38:171.
13. Ahmedani BK. Mental health stigma: society, individuals, and the profession. J Soc Work Values Ethics. 2011;8:1–4.
14. Livingston JD (2013) Mental Illness-Related Structural Stigma. Vol Ment Heal Comm Canada
15. Corrigan PW, Watson AC, Barr L. The self–stigma of mental illness: Implications for self–esteem and self–efficacy. J Soc Clin Psychol. 2006;25:875–84.


Michelle Lynn Back MS
Lives in the United States
Here to help your child succeed at becoming their best self. ")
20 total reviews
43 completed classes

About Me

Hello ") It's so nice to meet you here. My name is Michelle Lynn Back and I have been teaching in middle and high school for over two decades. Though I have always taught the sciences, my studies have always been rooted deep in psychology. My... 
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