Compare and contrast the Depression experiences of Mexican- and African-Americans. In your opinion, which group fared better?
Another aspect of this article was the focus on a group of 4th and 6th graders over a year and a half period of time, tracking the closeness of BPD features and depression
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Mental health counselor I have chosen to interview for my final project. In this paper I will include the specialties, the age groups and the modality of clients she services. Further I will explain, why I chose to interview Ms. T
Self-assessments help individuals understand and focus on their best qualities that are unique to them but also show awareness of the areas that are possible opportunities for growth. Self-assessments can be broken down and categorized with many options for results. When completing the self-assessment I discovered that my three areas of strength were demonstrating a willingness to understand the perspectives of others through verbal and non-verbal communication. Second, identifying and working towards personal goals. Lastly, demonstrating awareness of behavior and adjusting accordingly in response to changing situations. However, my three areas of improvement were writing communication that is organized and accurate reflecting appropriate terminology. Also, actively seeking feedback that is responsive, and modifies behavior according from others regarding performance. Third, managing my time effectively.
Mental stability is an important part of living a normal life, but identifying mental illnesses can be a difficult task. One way to identify these illnesses is the Rorschach test, a series of ink blots that supposedly detects these illnesses. However, there is controversy around validity of the Rorschach. In “What’s in an Ink Blot? Some Say Not Much” by Erica Goode, Goode writes about this controversy, where it stemmed from, and where the scientific community stands on it. The Rorschach test should not be used to diagnose mental illness because the test subject has the ability to alter the results, it takes a lot of time to interpret and learn how to interpret, and there are many doctors that are not
Depression is a common mental health disorder in modern society. According to Kroenke citing WHO, “The World Health Organization now recognizes depression as one of the most burdensome diseases in the world.” (World Health Organization, 2002 as cited by Kroenke et al., 2009)
In this article, the journalist Julie Scelfo discusses the causes, symptoms and consequences of under-diagnosed male depression. The author starts by assessing that from the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, very few men seek help. Indeed, men tend to not take care of themselves and therefore often fail to recognize depression symptoms. Another important factor is that many men won’t admit their struggle, seeing the illness and its acceptation as weakness. Influenced by social norms or ideals by which successful men should be positive and in control, some even prefer to kill themselves than to admit they need help.
Mental illness is defined as health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these) (American Psychiatric Association). There are different types of depression and they effect people differently also. With major depression working, sleeping, eating and spending time with friends and family becomes difficult to do because there is the constant feeling of hopelessness. Seeing that I have family and friends who suffer from depression, I wanted to learn more and see why people who are depressed think the way they do, what goes on inside their head to make them feel hopeless and if medication is the only way to help deal with depression even though for some people medicine doesn’t fully help them. What is the science behind depression and what makes a person’s brain chemistry without depression different from someone who suffer with depression? Overall, I just want to know more about depression and how I can as part of a society bring light to mental illness like depression so it’s not a topic that goes ignored. In the short story “The Yellow wallpaper” how does Gilman express what depression feels like for someone who suffers from it and with the backlash that it had back in 1892, what do people think now about mental illness? While researching about depression and keeping in mind how can I be helpful to my friends and family, what research/sources is there to help me learn more about
Throughout life individuals are faced with frequent experiences that evidently cause our frame of minds or moods to change. Different situations lead us to feel different emotions during various situations ranging from happiness and blissfulness to sadness and grief. People who are affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness go through extreme mood swings and alternate between a depressive to a mania state of emotions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health around 5.6 million Americans a year are affected from bipolar disorder, making it an uncommon disease. Due to its impact, society as a whole must be aware and knowledgeable of its qualities and characteristics. Bipolar mood disorder is a complex
Atypical Depression is a deficiency in interpersonal being and social skills due to the dangerous and understanding of denial. For the reason that these folks are extremely sensitive, and they exaggerate and in excess of thinking other’s people’s comments and ideas, and accept as true actions that are individual assaults. Several people that are suffering from atypical depression statement that this understanding started in their early childhood and may perhaps during times gone by of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse (Fields, 2013).
One in ten children and adolescents will experience a period of major depression (“Mental Health Myths and Facts”). Many avoid the topic of mental health like the plague. In truth, people should be able to talk about mental illness and its repercussions on society and the individual. A minority of those affected with mental illnesses get help. Therefore, it is important to discuss possible solutions to helping those who suffer get treatment. Mental health plays a huge role in the everyday lives of people and their physical health. While some think that mental health services are not important, should not be provided to many, and should not be available in schools, mental health care should be available to all who need it for free and be available in schools. Free mental health can help those struggling and the public be aware of the issues, help those get the help they need, protect the individual and
Professional mental health counseling organizations and the counseling student’s contribution to such organizations remain essential for yielding vitality, a positive effort to preserve a vocation that advocates for the needs of its clients, counselors, and interns, while advancing concepts for the beneficence of society. However, this symbiotic relationship does not subsist without the efforts of the professional organizations and its member’s contributions to aid the emerging counseling intern. By guiding the student helper in ethical concerns and proven effective processes, the up-and-coming therapist in turn supplies the professional organization with a fresh perspective and a dedication to the field of counseling.
Good afternoon Mr. Tracey and students. The topic I will be talking to you about is Youth depression. In this presentation, I will take you on a journey through the types of depression youths face, its causes, its symptoms, treatments and the charities that help with addressing the problem. The reason why I asked you for your definition of depression is that your definition may well have been different to mine. The website Reachout.com states; “‘Depression’, which is often diagnosed as 'major depressive disorder ', is the feelings of sadness or a low mood that last longer than two weeks and starts to get in the way of your everyday life. Keep in mind that depression is a condition that can only be accurately diagnosed and treated by a health professional.”
Garaigordobil, M., Bernarás, E., Jaureguizar, J., & Machimbarrena, J. M. (2017). Childhood depression: relation to adaptive, clinical and predictor variables. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 821.
Why do the people of today still associate stigma, shame and blame with mental health issues? Mental health issues are extremely and widely misunderstood. Despite the fact one in four people are likely to experience some kind of mental health problem a year in the United Kingdom. “Mental health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being and it affects how we feel, think and act. It also helps to determine how we handle situations such as stress, how we relate to others and how we make decisions. Considering mental health issues are so prominent in our day to day lives, why is it that they’re so vastly misapprehended?