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Emma Bragdon

Director of Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU). Licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in 1988--now a teacher and coach at and onsite. Author of 6 quite serious books and an amusing and informative booklet that pokes fun at the new Bible of Psychiatry, the DSM-5. Emma has been deeply involved in bridging spirituality and mental health since 1966. She lives in VT, USA.

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About this Course

This slide pack was created by three professional healthcare providers: a medical doctor and two psychotherapists from the USA.  Emma Bragdon, PhD, is the speaker.

Your Take Home

The presentation plays a positive note, affirming what you can do now for yourself or in helping others who may feel psychologically disturbed.  We think of it as a starting point as there are many more details in creating a plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

 Our aim is to support you in your recovery of wellbeing--or find wellbeing for the first time.  This course is not a replacement for a qualified personal health advisor.  Should you or a loved one be in a personal crisis please consult a qualified health professional to address your unique needs.

We want consumers and health providers to know and remember the basic, natural, and easily-available building blocks of mental health that have proven to be effective over time and in contemporary research.  These basic building blocks may be far more important than taking psychiatric medications. Although such drugs do have their time and place, and can even save lives, we would best start caring for ourselves in more natural ways before turning to the drugs that disrupt brain function and typically have very severe side-effects.

What IMHU Offers

If you want to go more deeply to learn more about specific areas, eg depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, please look at the list of courses IMHU has made available on the internet and consider participating ( Most courses are available 24/7/365--at your convenience.  Registration can be accomplished on this secure website and you may use a credit card or paypal to pay for the courses.  You will find that using our learning platform  is very easy.  

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