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How Plastic Impacts Our Mental Health

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How Plastic Impacts Our Mental Health
Online Course

Dr. Roberto Jimenez 

A Licensed Mental Health Provider, a Health Coach & a Professional Member of the Animal Behavior Society

Duration: 1 hour


This is a text-only, non-interactive, self-study CE Course. Participants can take it from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

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Dr. Roberto Jimenez has 20 + years of clinical experience working with a diverse population, including individuals, couples, families, children, employees, and students. He is trained as a Parenting Coordinator, a Nurturing Parenting Facilitator, a Health Coach, a Domestic Violence Counselor, and with Animal Assistive Therapy. Dr. Jimenez holds the following licenses and certifications:  LMFT in FL; LMHC in FL;  LMFT in  North Carolina; LMFT in Ohio; LPC in Puerto Rico; Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Trauma Counselor, and Certified Telehealth Practitioner. He is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy at Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and the Animal Behavior Society.

RJimenez Counseling Inc is an 
Eco-friendly Company

RJimenez is an active member of Save the Redwoods League. Let's restore our forests, oceans, and the air we breathe.

Plastic Threatens our Mental Health and our Health. Plastic harms our health once it enters our bodies as these products contain chemical additives. Several chemicals found in plastic are associated with severe health problems such as hormone-related cancers, infertility, and neurodevelopment disorders like ADHD and autism. Our online course will cover how plastic pollution affects our mental health and what we can do at home. We want to be part of the solution!

How Plastic Impacts Our Mental Health

This lesson introduces the student to the mental health impacts of plastics.

It provides the foundational knowledge one can rely on in decision-making to foster scholarship or interventions that will help prevent adverse outcomes. Therefore, this course covers the topic’s most important aspects, including exposure to chemicals and the different mental health illnesses that result from varying exposure types to plastics.

By the end of the course, the learner will understand and describe the plastic-mental health intersection and use critical thinking to develop strategies to limit their exposure and that of others.

The learner will also have a solid background upon which they can design and conduct further research and scholarship into the topic.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this online course, the learner should be able to:


1. Identify the typical uses and related human exposures.

2. Identify the specific chemicals in plastics that negatively impact mental health outcomes.

3. Discuss mental health and its significance in assessing the impact of plastics.

4. Discuss how plastics lead to poor mental health and describe the associated conditions.

5. Define eco-anxiety and the role of plastics in its etiology

6. Discuss, with examples, various modes or strategies to prevent or limit plastic usage and related mental health illnesses.

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