Your Mental Health Matters
Most disorders are often just accumulated skill deficits over time.
The more chaotic our world becomes, the more fractured our families, and the more stressed we are as a nation ... the more disordered we look. In fact, too many people function in daily life as though they have a frank mental illness. While there are certainly a small group of people who have genuine mental disorders, the dysfunctional majority suffers from chronic emotional and mental distress (i.e., dis-ease) with an almost complete absence of skills needed for improvement.
If you've already fully bought into the disease model, then this may be a hard concept to swallow. But consider, for example, being raised by someone with severe anxiety. Not only might you have a genetic predisposition; but more importantly, you would never have seen how not to be anxious, good coping skills would be absent and you would've internalized the core beliefs that support an anxious view. Without a positive model for mental fitness, you don't know what you don't know.
Mental Health Course Components
Classes can be purchased as content-only (Solo Class) or with added support (Class Plus option). Class Plus format offers the following benefits:
- A variety of 4-week classes.
- Downloadable learning aids for classes.
- Support forums for questions and peer support.
- Small-group instructional coaching to keep learning on track (3 coach-led, 1 peer-led)
- One private, 30-minute coaching session per month for individualized work.
- Weekly open office hours for course questions.
- Weekly mental fitness tips via mFIT blogs
- Monthly mPACT with mFIT Guides.
For those who want maximum support, we also offer one membership option (Fast Track).
NOTE: All classes are 4 weeks as they are designed to be completed during a 30-day period. There may be multiple class units on the same topic (e.g., Self-Esteem 101; Self-Esteem 102, etc.), which means classes must be taken in order as higher level courses build upon the previous ones.
Level I Class Offerings
Becca@Chapel Hill, NC
“I used to always be so worried about upsetting people. I never wanted anyone to be mad at me because it made me feel so horrible, like I'd let them down. After taking classes at the Mental Fitness Institute, I realized that I just needed to be me. Nobody else. And those who loved me for me...well, that's who I'd want in my life anyway. I'm just saying that if I can make that kind of change, anybody can.”