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Out of Isolation: Applying the Healing Spirit to the Social Determinants of Mental Health

Out of Isolation Praxis Lab

This opportunity is first-come, first-serve – to join, please enroll in HONOR 3700 – 001, Class number 1011 for Fall 2022, Tu/2-5PM, HON CTR 150

Many barriers to “good mental health” share a common root cause: social isolation, exclusivity, and mistrust. In this Health Praxis Lab, we will examine the social-ecological context of mental health and well-being, mental health stigma, and the social determinants of mental health. Through experiential and community-engaged learning, we will consider innovations to decrease mental health stigma and identify ways we can work toward a society that prioritizes health, equity, justice, and inclusion for vulnerable populations. Facilitated by a transdisciplinary team of University of Utah faculty and community leaders, students will receive training in self-reflection and relational skills that serve as the critical foundation for interpersonal connection, community development, and systems change. Students interested in the development of altruism and strengths-based mental health systems are encouraged to join us. Let’s contribute to forward-thinking, inclusive paradigms of well-being and mental health.

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