Week 2: Mood, Personality, & Sleep

The Suicide of Dorothy Hale

          Frida Kahlo, 1939 (James C. Harris, 2003)

We learn the science of mind and behavior to care for persons with mental illness. Start by spending a couple minutes with a painting depicting an experience of mental illness. What is happening here? What comes to mind? How do you feel? Why? Follow the white rabbit.

Reading myself - Robert Lowell

Now let’s read a poem. Read it twice. What emotions do you feel? Want to know even more? Wander down the rabbit hole.

Now let's play a game

Remember Memory? Match a pair of hippo cards in the first of three short games. Once a match is made, you earn an opportunity to learn this week’s material. Don’t like games? Scroll down for textbook readings.


Let’s zoom out to the population level. Spend the next five minutes exploring population-health datasets so you can start understanding the scope of  mental illness locally, nationally, and internationally.

let's Keep Playing!

Remember Memory? It’s time for the second round of matching hippo cards.

Final Game

Remember Memory? Here’s your final round of matching hippo cards for the week.

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