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Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse - Revised

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Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse - Revised
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  • Certification
  • Mental health care and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important aspects of health provision in health systems around the world. The course begins by introducing you to areas of mental health where the activities, actions or habits of people endanger their health and welfare.

    The course introduces the learner to suicide, conditions that are likely to be a cause of suicide, and preventative treatment measures. Next, the course teaches how to manage violent patients and outlines the complex area of substance abuse. The course describes the long and short-term effects of substance abuse, and identifies the signs, symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of alcohol, opioids and barbiturates.

    This mental health studies 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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