Week 1: Mood, Personality, and Sleep Disorders

The Suicide of Dorothy Hale

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

As you learn the science of mind and behavior, reflect upon the experience of persons with mental illness. Let’s start the week by spending a couple minutes with a painting depicting an experience of mental illness. What do you see? Want to learn more? Follow the white rabbit.

Reading myself - Robert Lowell

Now let’s read a poem. Read it twice. If you want to know even more, enter the rabbit hole.


Spend five minutes exploring population-health datasets to understand the experience of mental illness locally, nationally, and internationally.


Now let's play a game

Learn this week’s material with a few hands of Memory. Match the cards as fast as you can. Once a match is confirmed you will have an opportunity to learn about the topic. Don’t like games?

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