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Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse

Learn how to help people dealing with the negative effects of society with this mental health and well-being course.

Mental Health
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Mental health and well-being has become an increasingly important concern of healthcare systems around the world. Self-harm and debilitating mental health problems are increasing, and 1 in 3 people know somebody suffering from mental health issues. This course, which focuses on the activities, actions, and habits that might be endangering one's health and welfare, aims to give you the tools to help others deal with mental health issues.





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With news of suicide frequently making rounds on TV, radio, and social media, free mental health courses online like this are more needed than ever. This online course covers the topic of suicide and helps identify the conditions that are likely to cause it. It also outlines the complex area of substance abuse and even teaches how to manage patients who are under the influence of drugs or having an emotional meltdown.

You will then learn about the long-term and short-term effects of substance abuse and the behavioral changes resulting from it. Body mechanism adjustments and tolerance levels to substances as well as the signs, symptoms, and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of alcohol, opioids, and barbiturates will also be discussed. The course will also help you understand the most common factors that cause violent behavior and learn how to manage a violent person whether armed or unarmed.

If you are a professional working in the healthcare industry or an individual interested in the field of mental health, counseling, psychotherapy, therapeutics, and other related areas of healthcare (even just to help a friend, or yourself) this mental health awareness course is perfect for you. Having taken the course, you will be able to identify the signs and causes of suicide and substance abuse, and be able to help those suffering from mental health issues. So start the course now, you never know when you might need it.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will: - Have a general understanding of suicide; - Identify the signs and types of suicide behaviors; - Cite conditions that are likely to cause of suicide; - Identify the most common precipitating factors in violent behavior; - Identify the methods used to manage the violent patient who is unarmed or armed; - Describe the factors impacting the effect of the particular substance on the individual; - Identify the long and short-term effects of substance abuse; - Identify the signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of 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.


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