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. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
    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
      • 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
  • Online Programs Available
    2. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services Counseling
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services/Student Affairs
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - International
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Pastoral Counseling
    Master's
      • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
      • M.S. in General Psychology
      • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
      • M.A. in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
      • M.S. in General Psychology - Addictions
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
      • MS in Nursing
      • MS in Educational Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Medical Case Management, BS
      • Health Services Administration, BS
    Certificate
      • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
      • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Criminal Justice
    Master's
      • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addiction Counseling
      • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic Counseling
      • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - General Program
      • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
      • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Trauma & Crisis Counseling
      • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Forensic Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling

Featured Schools

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

Grand Canyon University

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Mental Health Policy and Practice
  • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - Therapy with Military Families
  • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy - General

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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Purdue University Global

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

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Davenport University

  • Medical Case Management, BS
  • Health Services Administration, BS
  • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB

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Walden University

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addiction Counseling
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic Counseling

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Florida Tech

  • BA in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
  • BA in Applied Psychology/Forensic Psychology

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Saint Leo University

  • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling

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