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Diploma in Mental Health Studies
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  • It is estimated that one in four adults experience some form of mental health problems during their lifetime. Therefore, mental health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health provision in health systems around the world.

    Anxiety, depression and severe mental problems affect not only the individuals concerned but also their families and friends. Mental health problems result in reduced quality of life and possibly loss of life. It is therefore important to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated.

    Alison's free mental health diploma course will help you understand mental health and mental illness, as well as mental health practice and care in the community. It will tackle the issues of stigma and discrimination, explain why the promotion of mental well-being is important and give a history of institutions and segregation.

    The course also reviews suicide and preventative treatment measures, how to manage violent patients and outlines the complex area of substance abuse. Understand defining characteristics of normal and abnormal behavioral tendencies. The range of personality disorders, phobias and neurotic behaviors are discussed together with the associated signs and symptoms. The personal and occupational impact of burnout and depression are discussed along with the causes and identifiable signs and symptoms.

    This free online course will be of great interest to professionals in social and health professions, for anyone who has personal experience of mental health problems or anyone with a general interest in this growing matter.

  • After completing this course you will: - Understand and define normal behavior; - Understand 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; - Have a general understanding of suicide, 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; - Identify signs and symptoms of an individual who has overdosed or is withdrawn from alcohol, opioids and barbiturates; - Understand the physical and psychological dependencies; - Identify behavior changes resulting from substance abuse; - Understand body mechanism adjustments and tolerance levels to substances.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma or Certificate.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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