Running Head: HEALTH AND MEDICAL
Health and Medical
HEALTH AND MEDICAL
1. Go to the Healthy People 2020 website and search for Mental Health and Mental
Disorders. After reading the Overview section, pick and note 2 objectives/goals from
the list that you feel affect your community and explain why these were chosen. As a
nurse, what can you do to help the community move towards this goal?
My first objective involves intervention in the prevention of suicide, which is mostly
observed in post-primary institutions such as universities and colleges.
Nowadays, suicide is the core cause of death among youths, especially those in postprimary institutions. Research has it that almost half of the post-primary students have had the
thought of taking their lives due to one reason or the other. Besides, other students have
developed mental illnesses as a result of stress, depression, family issues, and relationships hence
require professional guidance through counseling (Kim and Eaton, 2015).
One primary reason I selected this research is that it has the purpose of developing
effective programs that are aimed to assist students in learning ways of academically preventing
suicidal thoughts. However, in the course of the research, it is evident that there are other
researched which are done day in day out to endure a reduction of suicidal cases among the postprimary students. I realized that there are few or no programs which have been initiated to
prevent or reduce the suicidal cases.
As a nurse, I feel it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that the community plays a
part in developing and implementing programs that could minimize the case of premature deaths
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