Course Description

This offering has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities as an OSAP eligible micro-credential. To learn more about the process to apply for OSAP micro-credential funding at Laurier, please visit the OSAP for Micro-credential Funding webpage. Email questions to continuingeducation@wlu.ca.

Mood disorders are a complicated mental health issue that do not discriminate according to age. Youth and adolescence are at risk for developing depression and other mood disorders. Depression is much more than simple unhappiness, and mood disorders are much more than depression.

In this module you'll learn about:

The many facets of depression and other mood disorders.

Practical and specific strategies to support children and adolescents suffering from depression and other mood disorders.

Meaningful strategies to promote good mental health, care, and compassion in your classroom and within your students.

Instructor: Carolyn FitzGerald, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD (clinical psychology).


Participants must first complete module 1 before completing modules 2-7.  You are welcome to register for modules 2-7 concurrently with a registration for module 1, however module 1 must be completed before completing additional modules.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Module 2: Depression and Other Mood Disorders: When Sadness Takes Over
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Course Fee non-credit $180.00
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Section Notes
This is 1 of the 7 modules required to complete the Mental Health Issues in the Classroom Certificate
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