Mental Health Education Scholarship 2021 Round 1
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?
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.
My essay describes the differences of Western medicine vs Eastern medicine and the approaches to mental health treatment.
This essay is an overview of my story and why I want to pursue a career as Mental Health Counselor
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.
Comparing the feeling of Bipolar 1 to climbing Mt. Everest.
Addressing the lack of mental health services in the United States and how hard it is for people to access them.
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.
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.
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.
My essay will entail my persepctive of watching my mother struggle with mental health and how a higher education will benefit me.
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.
I am an adult with Aspergers Syndrome which is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. I just thought I could write this essay to share my childhood struggles and share how I have been able to breakout and beat the odds. And to make my life a testimony.
From where I come from, very few people have knowledge of the seriousness of the disorder. This triggered me to apply for the scholarship because we're living in a world where all of us are victims or could be victims of mental health problems whether we know it or not.
This essay will take a look at mental health in culture, how the current system has failed, and the importance of implementing proper mental health care services.
Eastern and western medicine are different and beneficial, each in their own way. One has science and research to back it up, the other thousands of years of knowledge and experience handed down from generation to generation. In the fight to help and support those with mental health issues, there are many determinants that go in to what helps and what does not. The best case would be to integrate the two modes of treatment and treat the whole person. Society as a whole has many opportunities to be able support and maintain the mental health of its citizens.
Depression is definitely challenging and scary for a person my age. I was 14 years old when I was diagnosed with major depression. Although I have gone through some challenging periods, overcoming those challenges have caused me to become a better person.
I am targeting three main goals in my life: increase awareness of current mental health research, provide resources, and create a safe space
Mental health incorporates our enthusiastic, psychological, and social prosperity. It influences how we think, feel, and go about as we adapt to life. It additionally decides how we handle pressure, identify with others, and settle on decisions. Emotional wellness is significant at each phase of life, from youth and pre-adulthood through adulthood and maturing. There are a wide range of things you can do to improve your mental wellness, including: • Remaining positive. It is critical to attempt to have an inspirational perspective; a few different ways to do that incorporate. • Discovering balance among positive and negative feelings. Remaining good does not imply that you never feel negative feelings, like bitterness or outrage. You need to feel them so you can travel through tough spots. • Attempting to clutch the positive feelings when you have them. etc.
Hello, my name is Anna Cheh and I am very fascinated to learn and research about mental health issues worldwide. I am planning to change my Major to Psychology this fall because I realized that Psychology and Forensic Psychology have been my passion since early age. While reading and watching news about mental health I realized that Eastern methodologies of mental health treatment are very different from the Western medicine traditions. Mental health doctors and professionals strongly believe in the use of synthetic drugs and heavily rely on pharmaceutical industries. On the contrary, the Eastern system proposes holistic approaches and looks at the human being as a whole: a combination of mental, spiritual and physical. I like the later one because it is more genuine and is not oriented towards profit. Thus....
Thank you for this opportunity. I have experienced addiction's repercussions in 2 ways: as a family member experiencing it first hand, and as a bedside RN treating addiction. It truly is a monster intent on destroying everything in it's path. I will do everything in my power to help battle it.
This essay is about another point of view of the reality of those afflicted by addiction. Here, I talk about their environment, causes of the addiction and of course, the consequences for the individual and society because of this addiction crisis. But, the most important point here is how people manage this situation and how we, as a society, can help them out . All these people need is help, and discussing this topic would be one more step in helping out all those who are waiting for somebody who can give them a hand of hope and support.
Using professional, personal and educational experience to explain differences in these two types of treatments. Learning how to balance between the two can be difficult, but well for the time and effort. Social supports can also increase the likelihood of someone continuing to maintain mental wellness.
My essay covers the plethora of mental health treatment that one has access to in order to live the fullest out of their life. From the Western hemisphere to the East, there are different approaches with the same goal-- to bring strengthen and maintain one's health and well-being.
I share experiences from people around me and try my best to answer all the questions. The research method does not include Western and Eastern, but the research subject does include Western and Eastern. So, mental health should be given more attention. Prevention is better than cure. I also share many methods of preventing people from mental illness.
There is more than one way to skin a cat just like there is more than one way to heal a person mentally. My essay introduces these variety of ways.