Free Online Mental Health Courses from Top Universities

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The University of California, Berkeley, Open University, and the University of Massachusetts each host mental health courses for free online. These courses discuss the psychology of mental difficulties and illnesses.
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Free Mental Health Courses

Free mental health courses will provide students with the opportunity to learn about mental health challenges. Course topics include psychology, substance abuse, and how to identify and differentiate between mental issues.

University of California, Berkeley

The free online psychology course at UC Berkeley centers around an emphasis on human emotion. This course is lecture-based, and interested individuals can download in excess of 20 lectures on the subject.

Open University

Open University provides courses in dyslexia, living with death, and other mental health courses for free online. In the course that discusses mental health challenges, students will learn about different types of mental health problems and how they are dealt with in terms of modern medicine.

University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts OpenCourseWare offers a free online mental health course as a study of the impact that substance abuse has on the family. Students will learn about resources available to help families of substance abusers.

Free Online Mental Health Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Psychology 156 course from UC Berkeley Unspecified Audio podcasts No No Yes
Understanding Dyslexia course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Mental Health Practice: Bonnyrigg course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Living with Death and Dying course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Challenging Ideas in Mental Health course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Substance Abuse and the Family course from the University of Massachusetts Graduate Textbooks/external reading resources Yes Yes Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
      • MS in Nursing
      • MS in Educational Psychology
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
      • MS in Addiction Counseling
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Community Mental Health Administration
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Counseling - Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Coaching and Mentoring
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical and Counseling Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Mental Health Policy and Practice
      • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - Therapy with Military Families
      • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - General
      • PhD in Psychology - Trauma & Disaster Relief
      • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - Couple Therapy
      • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - Medical Family Therapy
    Master's
      • M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy
      • MAMFT - Child & Adolescent Family Therapy
      • MAMFT - LGBTQ Couple & Family Therapy
      • MAMFT - Military Family Therapy
      • Master of Arts in Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy
      • MS - Forensic Psychology (MSPSYFS)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Counseling, M.A.
      • Counseling, M.A. Online
    Bachelor's
      • Psychology, B.S. - Emphasis in Clinical Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    8. University of the Southwest

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSEd - Mental Health Counseling
      • MBA Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Abilene Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
      • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Medical Family Therapy
      • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Child & Adolescent Therapy
      • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Therapy with Military Families
      • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Treatment of Trauma
      • MBA - Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Criminal Justice Behavior Analysis

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • BS in Psychology in Addictions
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions

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Saint Leo University

  • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling

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Grand Canyon University

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • BS in Counseling - Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Mental Health Policy and Practice
  • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - Therapy with Military Families
  • M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MAMFT - Child & Adolescent Family Therapy

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Colorado Christian University

  • Counseling, M.A.
  • Counseling, M.A. Online
  • Psychology, B.S. - Emphasis in Clinical Counseling

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University of the Southwest

  • MSEd - Mental Health Counseling
  • MBA Healthcare Administration

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