Treating Mental Illness Around the World
This activity has students read an article about mental health treatment in Non-Western cultures. Students read 1 of 4 articles (selected by the instructor) and then they meet in groups during class to discuss a number of questions I pose for them. Each student teaches the other students about mental health treatment described in his/her article and they discuss the similarities and differences. Then the instructor brings the class together for two final questions for discussion as a class.
- Learning about treatment in Non-Western cultures.
- Critically thinking about their article and synthesizing the point of view in their article with different points of view.
- Reading a peer-reviewed journal article.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Included are 1) the questions each student answers independently while reading his/her assigned article and 2) the questions students answer in groups during class.Mental Health Treatment Article Questions for Students (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 11kB Jul13 11)
Mental Health Treatment Class Discussion Questions (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Jul13 11)
Teaching Notes and Tips
I post the Discussion Questions (File 2) on an overhead and save the last 2 questions for the entire class to discuss together.