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Diploma in Mental Health

Learn about mental health awareness and how to manage your mental well-being with this free online course.

Mental Health
Free Course
This free online course in mental health will help you gain a better understanding of a range of mental health issues. Raising public awareness of mental health issues has become an important subject for international healthcare in the last several decades, and a basic understanding of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various forms of mental illnesses is important knowledge to have for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you.





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One in four adults experience some form of mental health problems during their lifetime, and mental illness not only affects the individuals concerned but also their families and friends. In this free online mental health course you will learn about the issues of stigma and discrimination, as well as discuss the importance of the promotion of mental well-being.

The course begins by showing you how to differentiate people with normal behavior from those with mental distress. You will also learn how to identify a range of neurotic and psychotic behavioral tendencies. The next area covered is the sensitive area of suicide. The course covers how to identify the signs of suicidal thoughts, and measures that can be taken to prevent suicide. The course also covers a range of personality disorders, phobias, neurotic behaviors, and the complex area of substance abuse.

This course is not just for mental health counselors and other professionals in the social and health industries, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced mental health issues personally and those with a general interest in this health area. So start this course today and you will greatly improve your chances of helping someone (including possibly yourself) deal with serious mental health issues.

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Mental Health - Behavior

Mental Health - Burnout and Depression

Diploma in Mental Health - First Assessment

Mental Health - Understanding Suicide

Mental Health - Violent and Hostile Behavior

Mental Health - Substance Abuse

Diploma in Mental Health - Second Assessment

Relaxation And Cognitive Techniques

Exercise And DIY Strategies

Diploma in Mental Health - Third Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by normal behavior
  • Describe the range of neurotic and psychotic behavioral tendencies
  • Identify therapeutic and drug interventions to treat abnormal behaviors
  • Cite the causes, signs and symptoms of burnout
  • Identify types and classification of depression
  • Describe the signs and types of suicide behaviors, and conditions that are likely to cause suicidal thoughts
  • Identify the most common precipitating factors in violent behavior
  • Identify the methods used to manage a violent patient who is unarmed or armed
  • Describe the factors impacting the effect of a particular substance on an individual
  • Identify long and short-term effects of substance abuse
  • Describe stress management techniques and their use in mental health treatment


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma, posted to you with FREE shipping
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