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. 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
      • Doctor of Psychology - Trauma and 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
      • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Child and Adolescent Family Therapy
      • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy
      • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy with Military Families
      • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Herzing University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Management - Health Care Management and Leadership
    Master's
      • MS - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Business Administration - Health Care Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    6. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Admin: Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - HSA Mgt.
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. The University of Scranton

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Health Administration
    Certificate
      • Executive Certificate in Health Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    8. University of Delaware

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Concentration
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Health Admin
      • MS Criminal Justice with Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Utica College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Health Care Management
      • Masters in Health Care Administration
      • Online Master of Science in Health Care Administration - Acute Care
      • Online Master of Science in Health Care Administration - Long Term Care
      • Online Master of Science in Health Care Administration - Service Organization

Featured Schools

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

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
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Child and Adolescent Family Therapy

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership

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Keiser University

  • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Management - Health Care Management and Leadership
  • MS - Healthcare Management
  • BS - Business Administration - Health Care Management

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Colorado State University Global

  • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration

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American InterContinental University

  • Master of Healthcare Management
  • Master of Business Admin: Healthcare Admin
  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - HSA Mgt.
  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management

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The University of Scranton

  • MBA - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Executive Certificate in Health Administration

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University of Delaware

  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Concentration

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