Mental Health Education Annual Scholarship 2020
Seasons, a mental health treatment center, specializing in the treatment of mental health disorders is seeking to award $1,500 in scholarships to students enrolled in studies dealing with the subject of mental health.
A mental health disorder can be the result of biological, environmental, or a combination of the both factors. The treatment of such disorders can be multi-faceted, incorporating western and eastern medicine techniques and traditions.
Mental health care can be given to treat the symptoms of a disorder or be used as a preventative for the promotion of a well-balanced state of mind.
Questions to be answered in your Essay/Application
- What are the differences in the methodologies of mental health treatment between Eastern and Western medicine traditions?
- What are good examples of using these treatments synergistically in providing quality mental health care?
- Are there other modes of treatment outside of western and eastern medicine traditions that can also be of value in providing mental health care?
- What practices can be incorporated in one’s life to promote better states of mental health?
- Are there any determinants which have been shown to lead to better states of mental health? What are some these factors?
- Can society play a role in promoting positive states of mental health for its citizen’s? How so?
by Katie Wu
This essay discusses different practices, treatments and factors leading to better mental health. It also focuses on the societal influences of mental health as well as necessary actions to improve the quality of it.
by Julianne Eastman
This essay is about creating and maintaining health with Acupuncture, listening to the body, self-inquiry, yoga, and breath work and creating community.
by Arianna Bastian
If we took the time to just lend a helping hand to someone or be a listening ear, how many suicides can we help to prevent? It would not hurt to be a blessing to someone, you never know what struggles a person is battling. Mental health is a dire situation that is often frowned upon in some areas of the world. In the past, there were two major separations in culture, and these were: the Eastern World and The Western world. In the Eastern part of the world, approaches toward treating mental health derives from a connection of a person’s mind, body, and energy. The western world on the other hand simply separates the mind and the body while using approaches that improve mental health through forms of consultation and medication. The saddening reality about mental health disorders and diseases is that no one notices the dreadful effects if left untreated until something dramatic takes place. As time goes by, we notice that both Western and Eastern approaches to mental health treatment are being incorporated in the Western world. It seems as if the Eastern world is aware of mental health but remains uneasy to treatments that can be effective to improving mental health. It is my opinion that, Middle eastern countries practice certain things that improve mental health but still fail to acknowledge the effects of diminishing mental health of those citizens. I experienced just two weeks ago how serious mental health awareness stigma can be and that the effects of mental health disorders can result in sudden suicide. It was such a rough situation and such a deeply disheartening situation to experience. If society had worked to make everyone aware of mental health, it would have positively affected the mental health of that young man and he would not have taken his own life after many long months of feeling as if he was not good enough with no one to speak to about it. The world desperately needs more mental health treatment centers like Seasons which specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders. Regrettably, most people know what mental health is until they are faced with this issues themselves and begin to diminish. This proves that mental health needs for society of the world to come forward and encourage people to know more about mental health, how it can be treated and also, how it can be prevented. These treatments can incorporate both Western and Eastern methodologies to increase its effectiveness. “One step at a time is all it takes to be the change that you wish to see in the world” - Unknown
by Rahimah Faiq
I have struggled with epilepsy for the last 5 years. My condition is triggered by lack of a stable mental state, lack of sleep, exposure to stress and more. Thus, since being diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, I have had to restructure my life so that my mental health comes first to prevent my seizures or epileptic episodes. Because I had to learn how to advocate for myself as a patient, I am a more effective advocate now as a law student and future attorney. My epilepsy is my secret power.
by Geoffrey Xue
The Roots of Mental Health Run Deep Mental Health Education Scholarship 2020 By: Geoffrey Xue
by Maria Eduarda da Silva Bidu
It’s an explanatory essay based related to mental health data, and it’s affect in society as a whole.
by Yalda Sharif
A healthy world needs healthy individuals, for it we need a healthy government and for this to be created we will need politicians who have lived a healthy life with an acceptable level of mental well-being, those who care about different layers of their society, from teenagers, kids, to seniors and the ones who are in financial need and are suffering from hardships in their life, they need to be aware of the important factors of social justice, as well as willing to play that in the country. This is a key to achieve a society that has acquired acceptable living standards to produce individuals who will then put their best efforts towards following the humanistic goals of their leaders, these are the ones who are proud of their country, society, government, and finally themselves. So-called society might be a Utopia in its mentioned format, but if we make wise choices when choosing our politicians, then at least we don’t owe our children and the next generation. On the other hand, what we have faced so far in our educational system, have all been about running competition among students, achieving higher marks. If it’s for the benefit of learning subjects, which could be interpreted as positive, having said that this is mostly to the benefit of growing the soul of committing individuals against each other, this doesn’t remain in the educational system, the individual will carry this to his/ her personal life and hence to the next generation. These attributions need to be reviewed in our educational systems, that being said countries like Sweden or Japan as well as Canada and the US have made a lot of improvements towards the mentioned topic, which has resulted in major amendments in their educational systems. Hopefully, this will continue in developing countries as well. Another factor that plays an important role in shaping a healthy society is the mental health services that should available to all the individuals equally, currently, this service is not covered by any health insurance in any country except Sweden and Germany. We hope medical insurance will review its priorities in many countries. Mental health comes along and before physical health, a mentally unhealthy person will end up being physically unhealthy. Consequently, many foundations of the current societies need to be reviewed and hence amended for a better future.
by Cheryl Spital-Shepard
I work as a psychiatric nurse at a naval hospital caring for the very under-served patient population which encompasses addiction and a host of mental health challenges. My goal for higher education and providing the highest level of compassionate patient care has been ongoing. I am dedicated to work towards my MSN degree so I may better support the underserved mental health populations in hopes to decrease suicides. Studies show, that patients who are provided with patient education become more involved in their patient care. In turn, these patients are more in tune with their own mental health and care needs and engage in their treatment plans which serve better outcomes for them. With so much diversity and change in the world, I believe more than ever that mental health support is at the forefront for most, specifically those with greater challenges such as PTSD, addiction and chronic pain. My family, husband, and daughter are fully supportive of my decision to pursue higher learning at Western Governors University and I believe I am an excellent candidate for a scholarship, as someone with a great moral character that can represent this scholarship and the eligibility requirements. I thank you in advance for your consideration. Very Respectfully, Cheryl Shepard, BSN, RN-BC, PHN
by Benjamin Eli Pearcy
Benjamin Eli Pearcy What receiving a scholarship would mean to be a rope of life to help me pursue my higher education as a first-generation college student? Come from a dysfunctional family, mental disabilities, trauma, life hardships, persevering my whole life, and a scholarship would mean "life-changing experience." As a first-generation college student who has been in mental health treatment due to the abusive boyfriends, my mother had when I was a child. Let us just say my childhood was like a lifetime original show sad, traumatic and college for me is the fairy-tale to my tragic life story. Placed in special education on an I.E.P. ( Individual Education Plan). So, it would mean as much as my faith in god. My financial need is crucial since I live on my own and get no support from my family. Presently unemployed and a full-time college student. Need to pay for groceries, rent, laundry, tuition, books, school supplies, transportation, clothing, cleaning expenses, utilities, health cost, dental costs, and let us face it due to inflation college is not cheap. The cost of living spikes creating inflation annually. In praise in worship band so cost for that too. Life is not free or a pocket full of rainbows, but I view life on the optimistic side. Current obstacles I ride my bicycle to college which is 1.7 miles and it is November so early morning or late nights I can get sick or even hit by a car so I would love to be able to afford reliable transportation like a used car to get to and from campus. Obstacles are my classes, doctor's appointments, mental health treatment, special education and blend in as a normal college student because let us face it my life is not normal. Quirky, funny but different person. Want to eventually become a data scientist that requires an extensive level of college. Have a Schizoaffective disorder, SMI, (severely mentally ill) and kaleidoscopic vision. So neurologically I have a lot of obstacles that I live with daily. so financially any support through scholarships would be appreciated. Having the ability to overcome my own poverty would be lovely. February this year I was in a car accident and the other person was held accountable but no car, body injuries and no way to pay for the rehab for my body injury's so I toss and turn at night. I believe receiving scholarships would help pay for my education and help me to become the data scientist I aspire to become. EFC is zero. First-generation college student that is first in my family to go to college. What inspired me to pursue college well when I was in the second grade, we took a trip to a community college. When I was on that campus at the age of 7, I told myself I am going to college. What made me choose my major was the flexibility and universal skills a data scientist has on the career scope. Plan for obtaining my associate degree in Business and Computer Science. Then transfer to a four-year university to obtain my Bachelor of Science in either business data analytics from Arizona State University or a Bachelor of Science in business analytics. With a dual degree in Computer Science with the emphasis of Big data. Then get my master's in Data Science. Since I aspire to get a career as a data scientist. Data fascinates me and the ability of how we can use data to help the world we live in. Dream job would be to be a data scientist with the center of disease control which would your data visualization to make cures for the disease at the CDC. Plan to earn my associate degree by May of 2021, I plan to earn my bachelor's degree by May of 2023 and my master's degree by May 2025. Presently unemployed. My everyday life is college, class, homework, church, mental health counseling. Show leadership by putting myself in other people's shoes and internalizing what that person is going through. Lead by integrity. Inspired to help those less fortunate than me since I was once homeless for 7 years. Like to help in the church because God is a big part of my life. I believe in doing on to others as you would yourself and servanthood. In 2010 I was in the Tempe Clean election I was on the ballot for corporation commission I won my primary but did not win the November ballot. Given this opportunity since I was scouted when I was Homeless by Steve May he saw ambition, courage and a patriot that cared about the community of Tempe. He said do you want to run for politics so in 2010 that is what happened. Interview by the New York Times and Channel 3 news. Leadership came naturally to me since the community of Tempe the at-risk youth, homeless adults, and college kids had a liking of who I was. Have a gift for making others feel comfortable around me and safe. Also, people open to me quick. On the worship and ministry team that has been involved in Hill-song Church, Hope Church, Redemption Church, and New City Church. Apart of M.A.P.P.S., Trio, and the student success campus organization in using their services. Apart of Terros mental health services as a client for my mental health treatment.
by Barbara Carlson
I have faced many hardships in my life, but still I have persevered. I am the mother of four children and I am four classes away from completing my BA in psychology at Capella University. This has been quite an accomplishment for me and my family.
by Sadiya Anjum
It's an eassy which elaborates my life.
by Bran Socorro
The development of medicine in Western nations follows the way of hypothetical deduction and the Eastern approach uses the inductive method. The Western approach clearly divides the health from the disease, yet the Eastern approach considers health as a balanced state versus disease as an unbalanced state.
by Heaven Day
This essay describes a little bit about how I found who I was and who I am today.
by Kylie Glasgow
This essay is how I figured out that mental health is one of the most important things to me.
by Vasileia Aristotelidou
My name is Vasileia Aristotelidou and I am a 2nd year Neuropsychology PhD student, in the University of Sheffield. My research focuses on Parkinson patients and the way they experience self- conscious emotions. Self- Conscious emotions are dependent on culture, so I decided to recruit Greek population. Currently, I am situated in Thessaloniki, at City College, International department of Sheffield, and I will soon start to recruit patients for my 2nd study.
by Christopher Jon Richardson
This essay depicts my journey and my goals I will accomplish to change the world.
by Brody D Alexander
This essay is a short recount of my aunt being diagnosed with cancer and how it affected my family and me, as well as the revelation I came to that changed my life.
by Aracely Portillo
My essay is about how I used techniques to help cope with my anxiety and depression. With the help of family and friends and therapists I able to live my life to the fullest even with anxiety and depression
by Mariana Pabon Eslava
What is really medicine? What kind of practice do your Dr.phil practices? Are bob ross videos another form of holistic approach? What influences had my old friend anorexia? Read my essay and you will find out 🙂
by Inge C Halliday
I am in the University of Arizona's BSN-IH Program, next semester is my last one before I graduate in May 2021. I want to create programs involving horses that help adults and separately teens to stay connected to themselves through the human horse connection. I plan on working in California as well as Southern Arizona in a small rural border town called Bisbee, AZ that is heavily inundated with Meth, Heroin, and hopelessness. Thank you for your consideration! Inge
by Laurin B Eason
The military has started to promote overall well-being including the much needed normalization of mental health. Education on therapy is just the beginning for our nations service members to begin seeking the care they need for their mental well-being.
by Monica Elaine Briggs
After receiving a diagnosis of CPTSD, I began my journey on trying to figure out what CPTSD was and how it affects me. This led down the path of exploring different types of therapies and what works as a daily maintenance for my mental health.
by Levi Miedema
Mental Health is a growing epidemic in not only the United States but also in the world and has seen a tremendous spike in the forced isolation that has followed COVID-19. Using what I have seen from my own experiences, I hope to restructure the way that mental health is addressed, viewed, and handled in our society.
by Amelia Shartz
Mental health is a worldwide epidemic, but thankfully more and more light is being shed on it every day. There are stark differences in the way we treat mental disorders all around the world, yet in order to beat this there are a few simple solutions. Kindness, a healthy lifestyle, and most of all education can help beat mental illness' that feel unbeatable. Every person has the power to save thousands of lives with just a few kind words. Spreading awareness is a powerful tool that we, as a united world, need to capitalize on as soon as we can.
by Camille McEvoy
For so much of my life, I had suffered from anxiety & through others' coming alongside me I was able to have a better state of mind. I discovered I could use my story to love & bring value to others' lives; our stories can help transform lives. Through my experience with improving my mental state of mind & help those around me, I felt this call to become a counselor.
by Abbey Schiss;er
In this essay I elaborate on the importance of erasing the stigma on mental illness. Society needs to normalize mental illnesses.
by Maya Petersen
Treating mental health can be done in a variety of methods. Everyone deserves the ability to access mental health treatment regardless of citizenship status.
by Frances Heightchew-Howard
Exploring performance art as a tool for healing, I delve into my personal experience as a trans person with anorexia, and how art fed me. In addition to my personal experience, I share the ways in which I have worked with others to find this healing ability within themselves, and how I will do so further in my career.