Hi, Coursera. I am recording a short prologue to tell you about the end-of-course survey that I'm hoping as many of you as possible will complete after this week's lecture. We have posted an online survey so that we can ask you questions about, well, first of all, who you are, who's in the course what your experience of it was, how much time you put into it, things like that. But also, there's a question there where I will be asking about how you think this course has influenced or changed your thinking about mental illness and people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses. I'd be very grateful if you took a moment to complete that survey. You'll see that there's a tab on the left, on the Navigation bar that will direct you to the information form. And you'll be able to click a link in there to go to the survey. The results from that will be used so that if we are doing future courses, we can make them better. It will be used to think more generally about how we do education around these kinds of issues. And I'm hoping it will be used to help us think quite specifically about what works in terms of educating people about mental illness because you've probably figured out that I think that that's incredibly important. So, I'm going to thank you in advance for taking a look at that tab and, and perhaps deciding to complete the survey and I really, really appreciate your help with it. Thanks a lot. [music] Hi, Coursera. Charmaine Williams here, and we are at Lecture 6 of the Social Context of Mental Health and Illness. It's our last lecture. So, I just bumped into one of my students, one of the students in this course downstairs in the coffee shop, and I want to say hello to her. And a thank you for coming up and saying hello because, it's very strange talking to a camera and it's nice for me to be able to picture faces of students and pretend that you're on the other side of it. So thank you. And speaking of cameras, you may notice a difference in the quality of the video that you're getting today. My trusty camera that I bought when I had my son, so it must be about seven years old, has collapsed under the pressure of producing this course. And so, as you can see, it's stuck in this open position. It's not filming anymore. And I've had to borrow another camera. And it only shoots in high definition, which I am ambivalent about. But hopefully, we're going to get good video for this last episode and hopefully I'm looking at the right place, and we're going to be just fine. [laugh] So, let's talk about Lecture 6. Lecture 6 is Society, Communities, and Mental Health. And in this lecture, we're going to be focusing on the social attitude part of the social context mostly talking about stigma, something that we've been coming back and forth and circulating around throughout the course. And then, we're going to be talking about what communities, cities, countries, even as a, as an international effort what we are doing to promote mental health and prevent mental illness. And so, I just wanted to say that obviously, we know, I think obviously most people support the idea of promoting mental health, and I think that we mostly support the idea of preventing mental illness, too. But I thought it was worth mentioning that when I talk about preventing mental illness, I do also bear in mind that, that people with mental illnesses have made very important contributions to all of our lives. There are a lot of famous people that we know have had have suffered from mental illness. There are people in our lives that we cherish and love that, that had mental illnesses and mental disorders. And when I talk about preventing mental illness, it's not at all about wanting to prevent having these wonderful people in our lives. The reason that we talked about preventing mental illness is because we know that mental illness is associated with suffering. And that suffering has to do with the actual experience of the illness or disorder. But it also has to do, as I've made the point many times, it also has to do with the social context that we're in and the fact that our capacity to be with and deal with people with mental illnesses is highly variable. So, a course like this, I hope, is a contribution to creating social environments in which it is easier to be with and to deal with mental illness and mental disorder, but I also recognize that for many people who are dealing with these diagnoses, there's a lot of suffering and our efforts to promote mental health, our efforts to prevent that suffering. So, with that, let's go on to Lecture 6.