Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse - Revised
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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.Start Course Now
Module 1: Mental Health Studies - Understanding Suicide
Mental Health Studies: Understanding Suicide - Learning Outcomes
Suicide and Types of Suicide Behavior
Myths and Facts about Suicide
Immediate Danger Signs of Suicide Intent
Mental Health Studies: Understanding Suicide - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Mental Health Studies - Violent and Hostile Behavior
Mental Health Studies: Violent and Hostile Behavior - Learning Outcomes
Management of Violent or Hostile Behavior
Management of Violent or Armed Behavior
Mental Health Studies: Violent and Hostile Behavior - Lesson Summary
Module 3: Mental Health Studies - Substance Abuse
Mental Health Studies: Substance Abuse - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Substance Abuse
Opioids (Narcotics) Use
Alcohol as a Central Nervous System Depressant
Barbiturates and Sedatives as Central Nervous System Depressants
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Central Nervous System Stimulants: LSD and Inhalants
Mental Health Studies: Substance Abuse - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- 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.
- Identify behavior changes resulting from substance abuse.
- Describe body mechanism adjustments and tolerance levels to substances.
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Taking up a free online drug and alcohol abuse course on Alison can help you if you are a part of the mental health and wellness industry. Also, if you are an individual interested in the field of mental health studies, psychotherapy, therapeutics and other related areas of healthcare this course may be of interest to you. Some may find it useful to take this course just to help a friend or people around them out.
The best free drug and alcohol courses available on Alison include, Drug-Free Workplace - Revised and Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse - Revised.
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