Mental Health and Culture

Discover how culture affects the development, acknowledgement and treatment of mental health issues in its individuals. A community’s culture is involved in how they behave, their norms and their thought patterns. Hence, it plays a significant role in mental health and attitudes towards it. Cultural consideration towards mental health is essential to develop a more effective approach to understanding and possible treatment. In this course, students will learn about:

  • Lack of cultural differences in psychology
  • How culture influences mental health
  • Culture-bound syndromes
  • Factors that affect grief and bereavement