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 Massa Sammah
Essay briefly discusses the importance of mental health in addressing overall health care, how implementation of eastern and western medicine can support well being and mental health, and also discusses healthy practices and societal ideals that encourage mental health promotion and education.
by Makayla Ann Cook
In short, this essay describes ways mental health is treated and ways to improve those treatments.
by Ann Jamieson
Discussing the differences between two varying practices- is there a benefit from straying from proven science?
by Shelby Anarose Lepacek
I talk about the different methods Eastern and Western ways approach treatment for Mental Health, and basically answer the questions provided
by Birhanu Amsalu
“Those men and women are among the nearly one percent of Ethiopia’s population that are mentally ill,” Some of them are violent, others are passive, and all of them live in the streets in lamentable self-neglect.”In addition to the chronically mentally ill, , at some stage in their lives, one in five people in Ethiopia will be affected by mental and/or neurological disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, dementia, and substance abuse disorders. “Mental illness pervades all sectors of society, but here to tell you the truth, the people most affected by mental disorders are the poor, the unemployed, the uneducated and victims of violence,’’ What I noted, adding that people addicted to chat, an edible green leaf known for its narcotic effects widely consumed in Ethiopia, and cannabis are vulnerable to mental disorders. you What may be this kind behaviours and more addited persons with peoples level its so difference from the world. emagine the government when there is international phenomenon those mental and the street peoples have displaced from the road.
by Ripley Diana Schenck
Due to mental health reform being a passionate subject of mine, I quite enjoyed the response questions dictated for this scholarship essay. I hope while reading it you take into consideration not only my efforts, but my personal experiences and emotions on the matter as well. I'm ready to be the change I want to see in the world.
by Richard J Yan
The people in today’s generation are killing themselves at a higher rate than ever before. Mental health issues in our society today are more common than that of previous generations. Addiction, anxiety, depression and other disorders are crippling children, adults, adolescents, and the elderly more than imaginable. As a result, the mind is becoming a more popular area of interest amongst mental health researchers and therapists. It is becoming more and more apparent that the things we believe did not have influence over our mind, do, in fact, have a profound effect. The mind controls the behaviors that we exhibit in everyday life and the way we act every day produces ripple effects that influence others whether we are aware of it or not. If the mind is in such a state that can be classified under a mental illness, there can be devastating effects to the individual and to those around them. So, the crucial question that we must ask is: how do we treat such a devastating plague that we call mental illness?
by Sophia Demetriou
I am an undergraduate currently studying Psychology at the Royal Holloway University of London. Starting in Autumn 2020, I will be furthering my education by undertaking a full time Masters course in Applied Sports Psychology at St. Mary’s University. My passion for exercise and Psychology, along with my drive to make a difference in the world of sport, can be enhanced through this postgraduate course. I am striving to become a Sports Psychologist Practitioner and work to enhance the sporting experience for athletes. I have a particular interest in working with minority groups, particularly women in football. This is a continuously growing aspect of the game which I believe can yield vast benefits for the sporting communities, by encouraging and increasing the number of women in sport. This grant will contribute to my studies by allowing me to participate in a placement opportunity to work with professional squash players, and enhance their psychological performance alongside my studies. With a determination to achieve my goals, my enthusiasm to undertake extra-curricular activities to further support my studies, and ambition to expand my knowledge in this area to enhance the performances of others, I believe I am a worthy candidate.
by Eli Schulman
Antidepressants have proven beneficial both in and out of clinical settings as effective tools in overcoming symptoms of MDD and GAD. They have been shown to effectively reduce suicidal thoughts and negative emotions that interfere with both daily life and other forms of therapy. As a result, antidepressants, patients who take them, and practitioners that prescribe them should not be villainized; instead, the medication should be recognized as an effective tool in saving lives as well as in overcoming diseases such as depression and anxiety. As the stigma around mental health continues to erode, it is important to understand the different types of treatment pursued for common psychiatric illnesses and why they are beneficial.
by Tory Z. Westbrook, II
Please see the attached essay analyzing whether hip hop may be an effective way of expression and of information to others
by Felicity Zhang
This essay is a flashback of my high school days where my best friend and I struggled with anorexia, only I could only see myself. I contrast my high school self's state of mental health with when I started college to see how far I've come. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
by Shaked Goldstein
I see psychology as a complex puzzle that tries to decipher our understanding of human thought, emotion, and behavior. My desire is to gather up all the pieces of the puzzle and help people complete their puzzle. "Mental illness is part of me but does not define me". Mental illness is a real and limiting problem, but it is not a death sentence. There is hope and care. And that's what in my opinion people don't realize they think if you have a mental illness, you don't exist anymore. I have the longing and desire to change people's thinking patterns about mental illness.
by Maximus E Smith
Mental health and its treatment are, for many reasons, a challenging topic. Its nuance and complexity may detract from one's focus on the individual, lending itself to unsympathetic and objective observation and assessment. Though this academic approach to mental health is very beneficial, there is also much to derive from the personal and emotional aspects of an individual as well. The cultural and societal differences between eastern and western medicine lend themselves to different means of treatment. This varied spectrum of engagement can serve as a foundation on which to formulate new and effective treatment plans and strategies.
by Gemma Johnson
An exploration into whether western medicine is the best approach for mental health, or if holistic care used by the east can be more useful.
by Sam Baguma
this mental health essay is an insight into the importance of mental health in everyone's life. the main important benefits of good mental health are: mental health is related to the personality as a whole of that person thus the most important functions of school and education is to safeguard boys and girls with mental disabilities into mental health
by Brandon Lee Herrera
Differences between practices for mental health, and slight dive into society vs. Mental Health
by William B O'Neill
This is the short essay talking about my mental health and my journey through life from the orphanage.
by Jessica Rodriguez
This essay includes my personal battle with mental illness and how I intend on impacting my community as a psychotherapist; in addition to the ways I already have.
by Jessica Rodriguez
This essay includes my journey of how I survived child abuse, foster care, drug addictions, incarcerations and mental illness. How I overcame all the adversity in my life to become a successful professional.
by Jessica Mae Rodriguez
I have overcome much adversity in my life including childhood trauma and abuse, foster care, drug addiction, incarcerations, and mental illness. I am now a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX studying Mental Health Counseling. Please consider me for this scholarship. I do a lot of work in my community including volunteering for various rehabilitation centers, the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the prison systems.
by Jessica Rodriguez
I have overcome much adversity in my life including foster care, addictions, homelessness, incarcerations, mental illness and recovery. This is my story, how I went from a crack addicted criminal to a graduate student studying mental health counseling.
by Bolanle O Kayode
Responses covered the six questions requested to be addressed.
by GURLEEN BEDI
Hello, my name is Gurleen Bedi I am a 27yr old single mom attending ASU. I believe mental health deserves the same attention and equal amount of urgency as any other illness.
by Catalina Vasquez
This essay examines the importance of preventing mental illnesses as early as adolescence through alternative methods such as Yoga and Meditation as the goal of these practices is to reduce rumination or negativity, while increasing presence and mindfulness. The role of society in encouraging research on different methodologies to promote mental health and the connection between Western and Eastern medicines are examined. Furthermore, although it is stressed that early prevention can be the most beneficial; it is stated that anyone can incorporate practices to better their mental health at any stage of life.
by Kayode Bolanle
NB - The preparatory copy/script was submitted on 16/04/2020. It was an error. Please accept my essay submission. Thank you.
by kaeley Fiorentino
In my essay I concentrate on the benefits of both Eastern and Western Medicine and why they work best alongside of each other. I used my own experiences with mental illness and psychical illnesses to help the reader further understand my views on these topics. Being both a science major and a massage therapist I have developed a good understanding of both holistic practices and more theoretical studies. When reading my paper you will be able to understand the different ways to improve mental health and why psychical health is important, as it can impact your mental health.
by Scott Malcolm
The essay examines the origin of Eastern and Western medicine and how both can be utilised for benefit of society in promoting positive mental health
by Gladys Osamudiamen Ketebu
This essay focussed on my own attitude towards people affected by mental illness. I discussed the beliefs, cultural values and customs that were upheld by the people in my part of the world, Nigeria while growing up as a child. I explained how such custom, values and beliefs had influenced my earlier attitude towards individuals suffering with mental health problems. I thereafter went on to explain how my experiences in Europe had helped changed and altered my old belief and attitude for the better. I am now aware that people affected with mental health problems are not witches or wizards or possessed; but they are individuals that require support and treatment to manage their illness just like individuals diagnosed with physical health problems.