University of Toronto
The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness
University of Toronto

The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness

Taught in English

Some content may not be translated

53,870 already enrolled


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Charmaine Williams

Instructor: Charmaine Williams


(529 reviews)

14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile


1 quiz

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills


Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review


There are 6 modules in this course

We begin with a quick orientation to the course and continue with our first lecture topic: A brief history of madness.

What's included

11 videos2 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 discussion prompt

What's included

9 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 discussion prompt

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 discussion prompt

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt


Instructor ratings
4.8 (215 ratings)
Charmaine Williams
University of Toronto
1 Course53,870 learners

Offered by

Recommended if you're interested in Governance and Society

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

Learner reviews

Showing 3 of 529


529 reviews

  • 5 stars


  • 4 stars


  • 3 stars


  • 2 stars


  • 1 star



Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019


Reviewed on Aug 13, 2023


Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021


Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions