Mental Health Education Annual Scholarship
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?
- 2020 Mental Health Education Annual Scholarship (Round 2) The scholarship prize was awarded to Frank Heightchew-Howard.
- 2020 Mental Health Education Annual Scholarship (Round 1) The scholarship prize was awarded to Massa Sammah.
- 2019 Mental Health Education Annual Scholarship The scholarship prize was awarded to Angel Jacob Garcia.
Thank you all for participating, and sharing your personal stories with us.
by Cameron Michael Morgan
This academic essay deals with the best treatment option for those struggling with a mental illness, more specifically it deals with parental mental illnesses and how it should involve their children, if any.
by Vanessa Avelar
My essay describes the differences of Western medicine vs Eastern medicine and the approaches to mental health treatment.
by Matt Howe
This essay is an overview of my story and why I want to pursue a career as Mental Health Counselor
by Laasya Anandeshi
Mental illness is diminishing our teenagers future. We need to have more resource for them to access, so that they have more options Most of the times the main problem is that they don't know how to ask for help. We need to be able to see the signs in teens behaviors, so we can offer help before it's too late.
by Haylien Parsons
Comparing the feeling of Bipolar 1 to climbing Mt. Everest.
by Jaime Beers
Addressing the lack of mental health services in the United States and how hard it is for people to access them.
by Teodor Gllafce
a brief history of my life with depression and anxiety and how to overcome it
Mental health has no boundaries across social class, gender or lifestyle. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life. In my formative years, my mom was often told that I was prodigy child with special gifts. Somehow no one noticed that I was incapable of sitting still and that my learning style was different than most. Not only did I have a speech impediment, but I had ADHD. It was not diagnosed until middle school, at which time, a teacher told my mother that I had mental health issues. My mother refused to believe that her “prodigy child“ could possibly have something “” wrong“ with him. I excelled at everything academic. In high school, I lead the speech and debate team and won awards for the modern United Nations club. I even gave the closing commencement speech at my high school graduation. It wasn’t until my senior year in college, that my life became unbearable. I earned a bachelors in science degree in psychology and went on to become a behavioral therapist, where I worked with autistic children. I was a research assistant studying traumatic brain injuries at Saint Jude‘s. I started a support group for undergrad students with stuttering challenges. However, when the monster within crawled out the latter part of my senior year, I knew I could no longer tame it. I managed to graduate. That summer, my life spiraled without control of my thoughts and emotions. I ended up hospitalized and in day treatment for one year. It was through God’s grace and the support of my family that I am now enrolled in graduate school at USC pursuing a degree in social work with emphasis on mental health. It is my desire to advocate for young men who may be struggling with mental health disorders, yet too proud to seek early treatment. I almost became homeless because of my disorder and I would hate for another young person to experience the monster within. My goal is to earn a LCSW and Provide much-needed services to youth and families. The cost of graduate school is high and the need for financial assistance is great. I am however, very hopeful that with continued treatment and therapy the monster within, will remain tamed as I continue to strive to increase awareness and dispel stigma surrounding mental illness.
by Sheryl Naomi Grunde
Traditions from Eastern medicine and innovations from modern Western medicine can be combined to create a holistic program for sustaining mental health. Pharmaceutical drugs can be a necessary part of mental health care, and it is equally if not more important to make lifestyle changes around diet and exercise. Eastern traditions of meditation and mindfulness can be an integral part of holistic care. Our society has the responsibility to care for the health of all of its members; we all benefit from taking care of each other.
by Julie Hews
A reflection of mental health during the Covid 19 pandemic as individuals were reminded how fragile life is and like in a garden - life finds it's way.
by shania moniece burrage
My essay will entail my persepctive of watching my mother struggle with mental health and how a higher education will benefit me.
by Janelle Jessup
My personal experience with mental health issues has given me a unique perspective on the mental health field and inspired me to positively contribute to it. In this essay, I share my struggles and the impact they've had on me and my life goals.