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
      • 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
      • MS - Forensic Psychology (MSPSYFS)
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • Master: Psychology/General Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
      • Master: Nursing/Nurse Administrator
      • MS in Nursing
      • MS in Educational Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
  • 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 Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
      • MS in Professional Counseling
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
      • MS in Addiction Counseling
    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. Baker College Online

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Healthcare Management - MBA (Master's)
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Argosy University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Pastoral Community Counseling (EdD)
    Master's
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
      • Forensic Psychology (MA)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Herzing University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster Career School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - Guest Service Agent

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
  • MAMFT - Child & Adolescent Family Therapy

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Kaplan University

  • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Master: Psychology/General Psychology
  • BS in Psychology in Addictions
  • Bachelor: Health Science

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Grand Canyon University

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • BS in Counseling - Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse

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Baker College Online

  • Healthcare Management - MBA (Master's)

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Argosy University

  • Pastoral Community Counseling (EdD)
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Forensic Psychology (MA)

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership

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American University

  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management

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Keiser University

  • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant

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