Do you know someone that suffers from an eating disorder? Have you seen TV shows where a person has a "split personality"? Do you watch hoarders and wonder how or why a person would live like that? Have you ever wondered why people are bipolar or depressed? Do you want to know what causes these disorders?
If so you would likely enjoy taking my favorite class-Abnormal Psychology! I'm a very passionate psychology major so I'm going to try not to completely nerd out while I tell you about this class.. In short, Abnormal Psychology is about abnormal or atypical behaviors in humans and what causes them and how to change them. This class really helps you connect with, and understand people living with a psychological disorder. As I listed earlier, this class will give you a basic understanding of disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, Bipolar disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Dissociative Personality Disorder (aka "Split Personality Disorder") just to name a few. Taking this class really helps you see mental illness in a different light and it is all fascinating. I would encourage everyone to take this class!
Side note: Always remember that people living with mental illness are more than their disorder. They may have a disorder but they are human just like everyone else and want to live like everyone else. And, just because someone has a disorder does not meant they are "crazy". People living with mental illness can overcome their symptoms with proper psychological help and lead happy, successful lives.