Living With Mental Illness

Social Concerns Seminar
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In the spirit of Notre Dame du Lac, the overall goal of this seminar is to educate both the heart and mind about what it means to live with chronic mental illness. Students will be introduced to and hear perspectives from health care providers, families, and those living with serious mental illness. There will be a strong focus on the Clubhouse model of recovery. Clubhouse International is an organization that promotes the recovery of adults living with mental illness by providing them with a welcoming community, meaningful work, and supported employment. The essence of this seminar is to develop each student’s understanding of the complexities of what it means to live with a serious mental illness, expose them to existing models that support these individuals and form a foundation moving forward that begs the question: Where do we go from here?  By the end of the course, students will be equipped to begin to answer this question in their own communities and with their own talents.

Class Dates: Tuesdays: 7:05–8:20 p.m., February 23–May 3, 2021


There is no fee for this seminar.
Application Process: 
  • (1) Completed application and (2) Possible interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from Seminars staff.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen between February 4 and February 9, 2021.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • No admittance into the seminar after the first seminar class.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • With questions about your application, email

The Spring 2021 Seminars Application is now closed. 

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