Public Mental HealthSemester Course

Public Mental Health, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Public Health
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

In this course, we explore the different challenges faced by those with mental health conditions compared to physical health problems. Through peer-reviewed literature, policy briefs, popular media, and discussions with experts in the field, develop the necessary competencies to make a positive difference as future leaders promoting healthy populations. Furthermore, the course introduces you to peer-reviewed literature development, as well as effective presentation methods.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Public Policy


Bethany Chamberlain

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

My academic background is in psychology and research methodology (MSc from University of Strathclyde, BA from Bemidji State University). I have varied work experience including researcher, research assistant, teacher, tutor, etc. More recently I worked on a PhD project relating to the decision-making processes of machine learning researchers but withdrew and am now considering other research proposals relating to mental health, interdisciplinarity, technology in education, and more. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to live, work, and study in the USA, China, Sweden, and Scotland, but I am currently (and happily!) settled in Denmark with my husband and four cats. When I'm not busy with research, teaching, or traveling, you'll find me cooking, baking, reading (and leading a monthly book club), writing, or playing board/card/video games. I've been with DIS since 2021, primarily in the S&H department teaching Public Mental Health, but also helping in the Psychology department.

S&H Bethany Chamberlain