Mental Health Education 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?
by Jonell Valencia Rosa
Mental Health is an issue on today's world. Finding ways to promote it can not only ensure a healthy lifestyle, but also guarantee a positive self esteem regulation in a person. Practices like having a healthy diet or getting a good night sleep can positively help improve mental health.
by William B O'Neill
This essay goes into my whole life living with schizophrenia and my mission in life in recovery and after recovery. Thanks for your understanding.
by Kayla Lyons
I chose to answer the question "What practices can be incorporated in one’s life to promote better states of mental health?" Using a combination of personal experiences and professional expertise, I explain three different ways that an individual can improve their mental health through lifestyle and habit changes.
by Alina Baquar
In Search of a Cultural Identity The world is mysterious, filled with many different cultures and people with different values which has intrigued me ever since I could remember. I am half Pakistani which is located right next to India, my dad's side of the family lives in the traditional Muslim way of life. As for my mother who was born and raised in the United States with an informal and laidback lifestyle. My whole life I have tried to figure out my ethnic identity and moral beliefs which hasn’t been easy, but this summer I was able to enjoy 2 months in Pakistan with my family. Seeing firsthand their way of life including different clothing and language, the large amount of poverty, food, and a higher respect level shown in everything. I am lucky enough to be able to blend in with the culture and know the language. It’s hard to explain how amazing this experience was being able to see how my grandparents live with their traditional mentality. Religion is so important including praying 5 times a day, going to the mosque every Sunday, as well as Eid the celebration of Prophet Ibrahim. The atmosphere is completely different with a family gathering every night, the sense of community and the importance of family radiates so strongly in Pakistan. The poverty is so unbelievably large in Pakistan my grandmother is very active in making a change helping build over 8 schools and paying for 600 kids to attend. My grandfather is the most inspirational and intelligent man in Pakistan including writing 7 books in English and 2 in Urdu. My grandfather Professor (Dr) S.R Baquar received the Tamgha-E-Imtiaz which the medal of excellence, the first man in the field of science to receive this medal in Pakistan. Both my grandparents moved to Pakistan in 1947 they were also on the same boat how crazy! My grandfather knew he wanted to marry my grandmother, but my grandmother’s father said only if he had a high level of education. My grandmother's youngest sister out of 12 when she was born was weighed in gold and my great grandfather had his own personal elephant. To me Pakistan felt more like home than California it’s the feeling of community and family that California never gave me before. I could care less about my family because my father and I had a very rocky and abusive relationship and for me ruined what a family should be or do together but now I’m seeing my family is full of ambition, happiness, and generosity. My family is crazy inspirational and the things they have accomplished is out of this world. This trip gave me a whole new perspective on where I am from and who I was born to be, that anything is possible with the support of family, I’m finally proud of where I am from. Here in the United States discrimination is around every corner rather than celebrating another’s ethnicity we put shame on their culture instead of trying to learn and obtain new ideas. I learned life is to cherish not take for granted, death in Pakistan is normal our gardener in Pakistan Serage his son was killed in the collapse of his house and still came to work the next day. Realizing I am so incredibly well off compared to most of the world and to not complain about small materialistic items because in the end the people around you is what is important. Learning that nothing is out of my reach, my family has changed Pakistan little by little from being the CEO of the official bank in Pakistan, to the first well-known dentist, actors/actresses, and first pilot of the Pakistani Air Force. This trip helped define my personal identity in a way that could have never been defined without this raw experience that will never be forgotten.
by melissa lind
This is something i keep really close to my heart. Be kind always.
by Joscelyn Stephens
My experiences finding support and understanding in different places and times in life.
by Tyler Emmons
This essay describes the way a blend of different therapeutic techniques helped me to recover from my eating disorder.
by Tracey Hicks
I am currently employed as a probation officer for a specialty court. I feel that our society is lacking mental health services and while mental health is not a criminalizable prerequisite, it does seem to play an important role in recidivism. By obtaining my graduate degree, I am hoping to address mental health in the Criminal Justice Field by implementing Evidence Based Practices. I will use this scholarship to pursue my Doctoral Degree that will support proper diagnosis/treatment in the field, thus making our community a safer place for everyone. Currently, our organization is lacking in a few areas.
by Ali Asad Bhiwandiwala
This is a very important essay to me since I describe a few very difficult challenges that I had to go through which were affecting both my mental and physical well-being and it shows that everything happens for a reason and that sticking to one issue doesn't help but only makes matters worse. I feel that this essay can help alot of other students who are tackling a similar situation like me and can easily overcome it for a better future.
by Tess Kennedy
This essay is about depression. With my experience, depression progressed into something that made me numb to all emotion. Most think that being depressed is the worst feeling in the world, but I have learned that it is better to feel pain than to feel nothing at all.
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