Sign-up today to join over 9 million learners already on ALISON:

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


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

Learn more about suicide, violent behavior and substance abuse.


Join 18,121 other students.

Course Description

Care for mental health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health provision in health systems around the world. In this free online 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 free online 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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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.

Share This Course!






Manage a Group of Learners
Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 168 votes
Course Title: Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse
Course #: 593
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: Care for mental health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health provision in health systems around the world. In this free online 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 free online 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.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 31 May 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • Nigel Goodman
    Nigel Goodman United Kingdom This course was informative, helpful and fun to do. Has given me a great insight into Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Would recommend to anybody and will carry out more courses via this site. 2017-02-11 21:02:23
  • Kendra Hunt-Patrick
    Kendra Hunt-Patrick United States of America I felt the course was very informational and great ground to build from. The site itself I feel could have been set to ran a bit more smoothly. Overall I recommend and will be taking other courses from this company. 2017-02-08 20:02:07
  • Bianca Quintero
    Bianca Quintero United States of America it was great and well explained. 2017-01-31 18:01:53
  • Sonia Smith
    Sonia Smith Canada This was a very good course to take as a starter course to the next level. Good information and easy to understand. 2017-01-28 19:01:03
  • Mel Joseph
    Mel Joseph United Kingdom Really great course and great prep for sitting the Diploma 2017-01-26 17:01:04
  • Shannika Ballielees
    Shannika Ballielees United Kingdom omg goodness I love this site! I can revise new things for free and I have been able to review what I have done wrong and re revise everything furthermore allowing me the chance to pass the mental health course. I would recommend this site to friends and family. 2017-01-26 14:01:02
  • Amy Swafford
    Amy Swafford United States of America It was really helpful and I learned many new things. I just found out about all these courses that your able to take and Im really excited. I started with this course because Im wanting to obviously work in a field that deals with these situations and it is one study that has caught my attention most my life. Thank you for the opportunity. 2017-01-25 14:01:48
  • Lauraine Smart
    Lauraine Smart United Kingdom very good introduction for anyone who will come across these situations through work. highly recommended 2017-01-22 19:01:56
  • Sabit Ali
    Sabit Ali Canada Good 2016-09-02 21:09:36
  • Jennifer Carter
    Jennifer Carter United States of America This course was extremely appropriate and presented in a manner which was easy to understand. I would have never thought of addressing these topics together, but it worked and I feel so much more knowledgeable about the topics studied. 2016-08-30 02:08:37
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Mental Health Studies - Suicide, Violent Behavior and Substance Abuse Course.