Free Online Courses, Classes and Tutorials

Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse

Join 23,236 other students
New course

This Course has been revised!

For a more enjoyable learning experience, we recommend that you study the mobile-friendly republished version of this course.

Take me to revised course.
Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Care for mental health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health provision in health systems around the world.

    In this course the learner is introduced to areas of mental health where the activities, actions or habits of patients endanger their health, welfare and often impact the environment and society they are part of. The course introduces the learner to suicide and preventative treatment measures, how to manage violent patients and outlines the complex area of substance abuse.

    This learning course will be of great interest to healthcare professionals or those interested in the field of mental health, counselling, psychotherapy, therapeutics and other related areas of healthcare.

  • 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.

  • 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, Certificate or PDF.

    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


You have received a new notification

Click here to view them all