- DeRobbio, M. (Producer). (2011). Anxiety disorders [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
- DeRobbio, M. (Producers). (2011). Dark days: Shedding light on depression [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
- Hill, J. (Producer). (1999). The shattered mind [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
View the videos from the Films On Demand database. Research dollars are scarce, and it is always controversial how best to spend them. Imagine you are the chair of the budget committee for a large non-profit organization who specializes in mental health-related research. You are in control of deciding how to allocate the research budget for the upcoming year. Address the following as you respond:
- Which psychological disorder (select one) would you choose to receive the most funding for research?
- Which psychological disorder (select one) would you choose to receive the fewest research dollars?
- Explain your reasoning for these decisions.
- Describe abnormal behavior in general as well as each of the disorders you have selected.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source), cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Thousands of men, women, and children are without a home each night in the United States and around the World. This is a complex issue with a number of contributing factors, but one primary issue is that of mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s fact sheet titled Current statistics on the prevalence and characteristics of people experiencing homelessness in the United States(2011), @ http://homeless.samhsa.gov/ResourceFiles/hrc_factsheet.pdf
on a given night in January of 2010, 26.2% of all sheltered persons who were homeless had a severe mental illness and 34.7% had chronic substance use issues (p.2).
Review the fact sheet. Assume you are altruistic (self-sacrificing with a desire to engage in helpful behavior) and have unlimited resources. Describe what you would do to combat the issue of homelessness. How would you close the revolving door of people in and out of treatment and shelters? Indicate how your plan is truly altruistic.