How to Manage Communication with People Living with Mental Illness

The topic of mental health is not an easy conversation to have, often bringing up stigma, shame and reluctance to seek assistance. Yet 1 in 5 adults in the United States have a mental disorder, suffering in silence and resorting to substance use to cope with the pain, leading to high suicide ideation and attempts.
This interactive course will address the most common mental health issues that are prevalent in the community that you serve, dispel the myths around mental illness, and provide you with the
communication tools to address mental health issues without assigning blame and judgment to foster trust and open communication.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses
Students will be able to use appropriate communication skills to offer assistance
Students will have increased awareness of mental health issues and reduce stigma
Students will be able to improve relations to build trust and gain co-operation


Next Training Available:

To Be Determined




Email or call 607-936-5501 for more information on upcoming dates or opportunities for your corporate training needs!

Businesses in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben interested in seeking funding to send promising leaders from their organizations to this training should contact CSS Workforce NY at 607-937-8337.

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.