The purpose of the V.O.I.C.E Project is to encourage and educate inner-city communities that may have been significantly impacted by violence. The V.O.I.C.E Project provides services and information that will meet the needs of various communities. We strive to promote safety and prevention through psychoeducation, interventions, programs, and resources. We
Recent research has shown that young people face a varying number of challenges during maturation. Pearce, Cross, Monks, Waters and Falconer (2011) found that common stressors and anxieties for young people are related to relational issues (e.g., family, romantic), scholastic obligations (e.g., study), self-esteem (e.g., body image), emotional wellbeing, and bullying. As such, the mental wellbeing of young people is becoming a serious national issue. Annually, on average 27% of young people aged from 16 to 24 are experiencing some form of mental illness or mental health problems (Slade, Johnston, Oakley Browne, Andrews, & Whiteford,
Psychiatric illnesses just like most illnesses are highly variable in terms of when the diagnosis is made, severity and treatment options available. However, one difference to note is that there are less treatment options available for persons who have a psychiatric illness than for illnesses. In addition, stigmatization may affect whether an individual seeks help or not. Just to put this into perspective, “in 2011 it was estimated that one in five adults [living within the] United States had a mental illness and less than 40% had received mental services” (Malowney, 2015, 1). Furthermore, while schools in the United States offer counseling and mental health services for students, schools limit these services and not job offers counseling
Adolescent Mental Health in a Rural Community A community assessment involves a thorough evaluation of a community’s health and available resources. This allows an individual to determine factors that potentially pose a risk to the community’s health (Anderson & McFarlane, 2011). A community assessment was conducted on the town of Buffalo, Minnesota (MN). Buffalo is a rural community that is centrally located between Minneapolis and St. Cloud, MN (Buffalo Chamber, 2015). This allows Buffalo residents the opportunity to commute 35 miles to the surrounding suburban areas for healthcare and greater employment opportunities. After completing our community assessment, we concluded that there is a lack of sufficient health care resources and reliable transportation available to adolescents suffering from mental health disorders. For those reasons, our group has chosen to focus on adolescent mental health in a rural community.
Mental health is an issue that is relevant to everyone, no matter age or gender. It is a vital component in overall wellbeing and strongly ties in with physical well-being. However the current curriculum does not deem mental health as a priority despite 10% of people below the age
Student’s name Instructor’s name Course Date Health Care Introduction The mental health of adolescents is fairly considered to be one of the major prerequisites of the country 's sustainable development in economics, culture, and social life. Subsequently, the easy and nondiscriminatory access to the psychological treatment appears to be a matter of top priority for the federal government. Nevertheless, the recent statistical data indicates the substantial problems in terms of providing the adolescents with the necessary medical support. In accordance with the US Department of Health & Human Services, in 2014, less than 50% of the country 's adolescent population were provided with a required treatment (US Department of Health & Human Services). Moreover, the data on the minorities ' access to the mental health treatment demonstrates that, for instance, African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to be prescribed a treatment from schizophrenia (American Psychological Association). Undoubtedly, such a trend may be primarily explained by the insufficient efforts of both federal and local health care institutions in terms of providing the minorities ' representatives with the necessary psychological treatment. Consequently, in order to understand comprehensively the problem of the adolescent mental health in the US, it is necessary to define the issue-related objective and subjective concerns as well as to analyze the peculiarities of a potential corrective to the
Introduction The topic I chose for my I-Search paper was mental disorders affecting adolescents. There has always been a great deal of controversy about mental disorders in general, but there’s even more when it comes to teens. I chose this topic because I enjoy learning about mental disorders and want to work with it later in life as a career. I chose to focus on adolescents in particular because while there are more disorder cases in adults, the adolescent years are the hardest for most people and where the disorders themselves start to show and develop.
Your brain undergoes massive changes that transition you from an adolescent to an adult, which can be arduous. Students are already plagued by societal and peer pressures, the need to be accepted and feel validated, and the addition of academic and parental pressures and their own development can put a lot of stress on a person. This can lead to the development of anxiety or depression in a student, and with the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, it is unlikely that a student would seek help even if they recognized the signs. This stigma is worsened by the absence of mental health information and support in schools. Both students and educators need a deeper understanding of what mental illness is, how and why it occurs, and how to help those who suffer from it.
The two most common types of mental illnesses diagnosed in teens are depression and anxiety. With anxiety and depression numbers rising in teens, the talk about it cannot be overlooked anymore. Most only have a surface level understanding of depression, believing that all it is is someone who cannot help but feel sad. While sadness is a side effect of depression, there is much more to it than meets the eye. The same goes for anxiety, most view it as just lots of stress and a few physical symptoms that make up anxiety. Anxiety is so much more than simple worry. It can be a scary thought that these two mental illnesses can be knocking at a young teens
Jessie Laudermilk Mrs. Bowman Rhetoric 25 April 2016 One reason for treating mental illness is the results of psychotherapy. How does psychotherapy work? Psychotherapy is defined as, "A treatment for managing mental health problems and emotional difficulties through talking about thoughts and feelings with a trained mental health practitioner. There are many different psychotherapies based on different theories about how psychological problems develop and are overcome "(Banov 293). A common type of therapy is behavior therapy. Behavior therapy lessens the connection between situations and emotional reactions. This will begin to help control anxieties and depression and behavioral emotions (Muir 53).
Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is greatly underdiagnosed and leads to serious difficulties in school, work and personal adjustment, which may often continue into adulthood. <br><br>Brown (1996) has said the reason why depression is often over looked in children and adolescents is because "children are not always able
Psychotherapies Krystle A McClurg BEH/225 09/11/2015 MELODIE MILLER Psychotherapies Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life.
Introduction Recent research shows that mental health problems can manifest in early childhood. As many as one in ten Australian children under five exhibit symptoms of social, emotional, and mental disorders including temper tantrums, difficulty adapting to new surroundings, problems relating to peers, and hyperactivity (Edwards & Martin, 2012). Although psychological diagnoses like clinical anxiety or depression are not typically made on populations under five, researchers do identify early childhood behaviors as risk factors for developing mental health disorders later in life. Thus, being withdrawn or inhibited has been identified as "one of the best identified risk factors for later anxiety disorders," (Rapee, Kennedy, Ingram, Edwards & Sweeney, 2005, p. 488). Early childhood behaviors can reveal to parents and counselors the warning signs of childhood and adolescent psychiatric problems such as Depressive Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Sawyer, Arney, Baghurst, et al., 2008). It is important to identify the early childhood warnings and risk factors because research shows that early intervention programs can prevent psychiatric disorders from emerging.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “3.3% of 13 to 18 year olds have experienced a seriously debilitating depressive disorder” (“Depression”). Screening in schools will allow mental illnesses to be caught early on, which can prevent any related issues, more than just suicide. Untreated mental illnesses can lead to school dropouts, increased drug use and abuse, and violence. If all students are required
“In America, every year, thousands of teenagers suffer depression due to barriers in their day to day life. Depression is the leading cause of suicide, more than thousands of have been successful at attempting and committing suicide.”(Depression in Teens 2) In today’s generation, teenagers are growing up in the world