You Can Enroll In Mental Health Courses & Most Of Them Are Free

Whether you're exploring a new career path or just looking to better understand things help those around you, there's a bunch of online education aimed at building knowledge and awareness of mental health. 

Even better, most of the courses are free and come with flexible deadlines so you can study at your own pace if you have a full-time job or are enrolled in other studies.

Foundations of Mindfulness

Coursera offers a ton of free courses on everything from Computer Science to Art History. This course here, which takes only 16 hours to complete, offers a broad overview of the basics of meditation and a deeper understanding of how the body connects with the mind. Students who have already completed this course have left reviews saying “the lectures are a good length with meaningful content”.

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Diploma in Mental Health 

If you’re looking to get a better understanding of a range of mental health issues, this awesome course from Alison takes just 15 hours to complete and it won’t cost you anything. It's divided into three sections that deal with burnout and depression, substance abuse and stress management. It’s a great resource that could one day improve your chances of helping someone deal with a mental health issue.

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The Science of Happiness

Haven’t we all, at one point or another, wondered: What IS happiness? Berkeley University is offering a free eight-week program teaching the ground-breaking science of positive psychology where we can learn what happiness really is and why it matters to us. In the end, you’ll get a signed certificate with the university’s logo to verify your achievement.

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Positive Psychiatry And Mental Health 

“Positive psychiatry” is a new term coined in 2016 that describes the dual approach to mental health where one can treat an illness and build a healthy lifestyle. One of the many things you can learn is how exercise can be used as a form treatment for common mental health conditions. A lot of people who have completed this course give it five-stars on Coursera, and one student even wrote how it provided great insight into the current Covid-19 situation.

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Spiritual Competency Training In Mental Health

If you’re already a mental health provider then you’ll really appreciate this edX course which gives you the tools needed to help clients who are dealing with religious and spiritual issues. This one costs $112 to enroll and takes about five weeks to complete.

Enroll Here

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or mental health issues, please reach out to a trusted peer, parent or health care professional. You can also send a text message to 741741 24 hours a day. Or click here, for additional resources.

If you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.

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