Mental Health 101

Kickstart Your Care

This self-paced, online mini-course will quickly get your mental health care moving in the right direction.

Avoid the too-common pitfalls and mistakes that can derail your care. Discover easily-fixed problems that most people miss! Learn what you should do today to find the right solutions for you.

Launching in early 2024
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Not getting the mental health care you deserve?

See ten different mental health professionals for the same problem and you're likely to get ten different solutions. Most won't work. You may be ignored. Dismissed.

If you don't see the right person or say the right things, you may miss out on the solution that is best for you.

How should you know what you need?
Who you should see? What you should say?

Mental Health 101:

Kickstart Your Care

This mini-course will put you on the  path to better mental health FAST!

Solution-Focused Video Lessons

Sixteen short video lessons that get right to the point and move you forward. All the essentials in under 90 minutes.

Time-Saving Resources

Cut through the endless information and possibilities to give you the tools you really need to improve your care today.

Practical, Actionable Advice

A no-nonsense guide that doesn't shy away from the flaws in our system but shows you how to overcome them.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Inhale it all or take it one easy-to-digest step at a time. Go back anytime to review or dig deeper. It's up to you. 

Module 1

Don't Derail Your Care!

Misconceptions about mental illness and its treatments can keep you from getting well. Watch out to make sure that doesn't happen to you.

  • What is mental illness?
  • Diagnosing mental illness
  • Myths about mental illness
  • Truth about treatments

Module 2

Finding Help in BC

What help is really available? What should you look for? Where can you find it? Can you afford it? What can you expect? What are the limitations? Additional insights show you how to really make the most out of it.

  • Mental health system
  • Crisis care
  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatrists

Module 3

What You Can Do Today

There are so many things you can do that have a huge impact on your care. Learn to be more proactive and effective. Make the most out of every opportunity. 

  • Working with health care professionals
  • Describing your symptoms
  • Self-report scales
  • Lab tests and physical health
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Bibliotherapy

And there is more!

When you enroll, you'll also get these bonus lessons:

Working With Primary Care
Avoiding Referral Traps
Mental Health Interviews
Illicit Drugs
Paging Dr. Google
  • Working with Primary Care
  • Avoiding Referral Traps
  • Mental Health Interviews
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Caffeine
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Paging Dr. Google

Meet your instructor

Hi, I'm Dr. Pauline Lysak

As a psychiatrist in Victoria, BC, I've seen too many people struggling with mental health challenges for too long without the proper help.

I've seen how often the basics are ignored because nobody has time to review them or even explain them. There's a lot of "low hanging fruit" when it comes to mental health care—and no good reason to miss it.

Mental Health 101 is my way of making sure this doesn't happen to you too.


Ready to kickstart your mental health care?
Mental Health 101 will launch in early 2024

Sign up below to be notified and receive early-bird pricing.