Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse
Learn why mental well-being is so important and learn to identify mental health problems so you can help reduce the stigma of mental illness today.Publisher: MEDCoE
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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.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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