The course approaches mental health from a holistic and multi-cultural practice perspective. It examines the continuum from mental health to mental illness. It will introduce students to the concepts and issues related to this field and will examine them from a traditional medical model of illness and non-traditional cultural practices. Common mental health disorders will be explored. The social worker's role as a member of an interdisciplinary team is presented. Students will examine their own preconceptions and values about mental health.