Classes and Resources

Mental illness is defined as any disease or condition affecting the brain that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Although the symptoms of mental illness can range from mild to severe and are different depending on the type of mental illness, a person with an untreated mental illness often is unable to cope with life’s daily routines and demands.

Given this definition, AltaPointe has compiled a number of resources accessible on the Internet to help mental health consumers and their families.

Combating Stigma & Discrimination

An estimated 50 million Americans experience a mental disorder in a given year, yet people with mental illness would rather tell their employers they have committed a petty crime and were in jail than admit to being in a psychiatric hospital. Why? Learn more

Mental Health First Aid

Since 2010, AltaPointe’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certified trainers have taught hundreds of participants how to help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Learn more

NAMI Courses

AltaPointe supports the educational programs of the Mobile chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Learn more

Glossary of Mental Health Terminology

Review terms and definitions specific to mental health. Learn more

Most Treated Disorders in Adults

Review common disorders for adults. Learn more

Most Treated Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Review common disorders for children and teens. Learn more