Application: Critical Resource Review

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The literature review provides the empirical justification for the project. Literature reviews involve collecting resources directly related to the selected problem, critically analyzing those resources, and synthesizing them into a coherent narrative. The critical analysis not only considers the validity of the argument, but the credibility of the source as well. Where did the information come from? Was it the author's personal opinion? Did he or she conduct a study or analyze data? These questions should be considered in completing a critical review of literature.

In this Application Assignment you will collect resources related to your problem statement and demonstrate your skills in critical analysis.

To prepare:

  • Review the Torraco article in this week's Learning Resources on writing an integrative literature review.
  • View the links on how to critically evaluate resources.
  • Watch the course media segment on "Literature Reviews" to gain a general understanding of the purpose of the review.
  • Find 10-12 research resources related to your problem statement (including at least 4 peer-reviewed journal articles).
  • Review your problem statement.

The assignment:

In 2-3 pages, please complete the following:

  • Briefly synthesize one of the resources you selected.
  • Critically analyze that resource.
  • Cite 10-12 resources for you literature review. Four of these resources must be peer-reviewed journal articles.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.

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Running head: [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] Latosha Detharidge Capstone Project: Mental health Disorder Walden University Dr. Lyons 1 [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 2 Awareness Creation on Mental Health Disorder in Various Public Universities through an Outreach Programme. Statement of the problem Over the last decade, the cases on mental health among students in universities have been increasing drastically. The cases reported by the health practitioners are depressions, anxiety and in extreme cases bipolar disorder and suicidal attempts. The students need to be educated on the early signs of mental health disorder, the subsequent symptoms, the services offered by the institutions, among them, counselling services. The indication of the increasing rate of mental health disorder among students is; frequent counseling center visits. Problem Statement In most universities, cases of mental illness have been prevalent among students where physicians have confirmed that most cases reported are on depression, anxiety, suicidal attempts, and in severe scenarios bipolar disorder. Therefore, this calls for swift action such as educating students on the early symptoms of mental illnesses. University institutions should include in their facilities counseling services so that such cases be minimised. On the same note, the public too should take part in assisting those with mental disorders. However, the public can be informed to support such people when there an awareness program is provided and well established. A study conducted by Pedrelli, revealed that "88 % of counselling centre directors reported an increase in "severe" psychological problems over the previous five years including learning disabilities, selfinjury incidents, eating disorders, substance use, and sexual assaults." (Pedrelli, Zulauf & Wilens et al., 2014) Therefore, if the problem is not fixed, then the future generation will be affected. [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 3 It is apparent that universities report higher incidents of mental disorders for this reason; the project will seek to address the influence that an outreach program would create after creating awareness on mental health disorders among students in universities and colleges. Such mental diseases are caused by stressful times in the university such as examinations and the distance between family and close friends. According to Pedrelli, students first exhibit symptoms of mental illness when they are subjected to the factors as mentioned earlier. Additionally, old students start taking adult responsibilities since they tend not to be dependent on parents anymore (Pedrelli, Nyer & Yeung et al., 2014). Therefore, burdening students with such responsibilities even before they attain the mature age may subject cause them to have mental disorders. There is need for counseling due to the psychological and social issue that faces students. On the same note students do need lots of vocational guidance where students find themselves not knowing what career to choose, that alone may lead to depression. Pedrelli noted that for the past five years, there was a surge in psychological disorders after 88% of the counseling directors attested to it (Pedrelli, Nyer & Yeung et al., 2014). Notably, the second most dreaded case of mental disorder is depression since it is reported by 9% of all university students. The third in position is having suicidal thoughts, and it has been found to lead to more deaths. According Assari, it is evident student’s exhibit 7% ideation, 2% suicidal Plans, and 0.5 suicidal attempts based on the statistics of last year (Assari & Moghani, 2018). The specific problem is that there is a tremendous demand for mental health services although only a few seek counseling services. Students seek assistance from family members and close friends. According to Brown, the reason they do so is for fear of stigmatization (Brown, 2018). Additionally, they take things for granted by assuming that everything is normal. [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 4 If the disorder is not treated on time, it could lead to more severe illnesses such as severe stress, schizophrenia, and inability to think in an upright manner. Additionally, people change their emotions and behaviours. A study conducted in universities and colleges revealed that above 11% of the entire population of students had been diagnosed and treated with mental illness (Cline, 2007). However, the first indicator of such illness is witnessed on emotional change. Purpose of the project The purpose of my project is to assess the impact that an outreach program would have in creating awareness on mental health disorder among students in the universities. Institutions of higher learning remain to have the highest cases of mental health disorder among the youth (Pedrelli, Nyer, Yeung, Zulauf & Wilens 2014). Integrative literature Review Attending the university can be stressful at times. Apart from the pressure from academic work that students have to undertake and examinations, there an aspect of separation from family and close friends. This is when the students experience the first onset of mental health disorder or an exacerbation of an already existing problem (Pedrelli, Nyer, Yeung, Zulauf & Wilens 2014). For the traditional students, they are normally younger and dependent on the parents and they have not been working, therefore, they start to take up adult responsibilities and yet they are not mature enough to do so and be independent (Pedrelli 2014). For the non-traditional students, they face the challenge of juggling between their academics, working and providing for their families. This might be stressful and unbearable. “In a survey of 274 institutions, 88 % of counseling center directors reported an increase in “severe” psychological problems over the previous 5 years [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 5 including learning disabilities, self-injury incidents, eating disorders, substance use, and sexual assaults” (Pedrelli 2014). Depression is ranked as the second most prevalent cases of mental health disorder among the university students at about 9% (Assari& Moghani 2018). Suicidal cases have also been reported which is said to be the third most leading cause of death among the adults (Assari& Moghani 2018). Among the students the statistics indicate 7% ideation, suicidal plans at 2% and 0.5% attempts last year (Assari& Moghani 2018). Despite the increasing demand for mental health services, a third with the distress seeks counselling services. Therefore, they prefer seeking help from friends and family. The reason for this is the fear for stigmatization (Brown 2018). They also assume that stress is normal in school and they can handle it. Mental health disorder is like any other medical problem that consists of several problems and different signs and symptoms. It is associated with several changes in a person’s emotions, how one thinks and behavior of a person or conjunction of all these changes. Example of this illness includes; thinking disabilities, schizophrenia, and stress. This type of illness mostly comes as a result of stress or issues in society, workplace and family actions. The illness is treatable if someone seeks medical attention and they can carry on with their daily activities as usual without any problem. Mental illness has become a major concern since there is an increasing trend in this illness. It is widely spreading into universities and colleges where it has led to many lives of young people who are the backbones of the future generation. In universities, mental illness comes as a result of students having to leave their homes where they have an attachment with their parents and go to study in a different state or country hence they are affected emotionally because of the gap due to [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 6 the distance. Also by students having to take adult responsibility that they were never used to and pressure from assignments in universities can cause this problem. In a research that has been done in universities and colleges, it has shown that more than 11 percent of the total population of the students have been diagnosed or treated with the problem of mental illness due to emotional change and 10 percent have reported on being treated on the issue of depression or stress ( Cline, 2007). Several students are reported of not seeking medical attention due to stigma and shame that they feel. Cases of students who commit suicide in universities have been on the increase due to mental illness problems. [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] Capstone project timeline 1. Preparation Identification of the benchmark universities – 3/12/2018 Consultation with the benchmark institutions – 10/12/2018 Review of the objectives – 12/12/2018 Needs assessment – 15/12/2018 Finalization of the plan – 17/12/2018 2. Development of an outreach program Evaluation of the designs -24/12/2018 Draft the education materials/information for the outreach program – 31/12/2018 Present to the implementing committee – 7/1/2019 3. Implementation of the programme Select the students to take up the programme – 14/1/2019 Identify the locations for the programme – 16/1/2019 Disseminate the information that was designed – 21/1/2019 4. Evaluation Evaluate the implementation plan- 4/2/2019 Analyze the data on the responses received – 11/2/2019 Draft a final capstone report – 18/2/2019 Prepare slides on the outcome of the programme – 25/2/2019 7 [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 8 [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 9 References Assari, S., & Moghani Lankarani, M. (2018). Violence Exposure and Mental Health of College Students in the United States. Behavioral sciences (Basel, Switzerland), 8(6), 53. doi:10.3390/bs8060053 Brown, June S. L. (2018). Student mental health: some answers and more questions. Journal of Mental Health Volume 27(London). CLINE, T. (2007). Mental health. Issues in Science and Technology, 23(3), 18-20. Pedrelli, P., Nyer, M., Yeung, A., Zulauf, C., & Wilens, T. (2014). College Students: Mental Health Problems and Treatment Considerations. Academic psychiatry: the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 39(5), 503-11. ...
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In recent years, there has been a tremendous rise in the case reported to health facilities
on mental health disorder. This trend has been explicated especially amongst the university
students. Apparently, around the globe, most people believe that mental disorder only occurs to a
given group of individual, which makes them not be prepared for any uncertainty on their health
prospects. Mental health disorder manifests in different ways including depression, anxiety,
bipolar disorder, and suicidal thoughts. In a research conducted in the University of Nairobi, a
35.7% prevalence of depression amongst students was noted. The research points out that these
depressive characteristics were however common amongst the first year students, economically
disadvantaged, the married and those living off campus (Othieno, 2014). Takim 2013, conducted
a study which yielded the result that there is...

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