In this section, you will first select a current issue or event that is related to a mental health issue.

Mental Health issue

(1) identify, examine, and analyze a current event that can be associated with psychology and/or mental health

(2) outline at least one way to increase the public’s knowledge of mental health issues.

Part 1:

In this section, you will first select a current issue or event that is related to a mental health issue. This event has to have occurred (or been in the media) within the last 3 years. You can focus on particular psychology and/or mental health issue or approach it more generally. In other words, this current event may stand on its own or stem from social, political, religious, environmental, or other concerns.

A. Students must analyze and pros and cons of the mental health issue What is the argument regarding this issue? For example, what are the pros and cons of gun rights in regards to the mentally ill? What is contributing to the opioid epidemic in America? What can be done about it?

B. Discuss what is occurring with regard to this psychology/mental health issue. (How can psychology be used to explain the current event/issue? How well do they explain the event?)

C. Organize arguments to reveal differences and similarities in the views; include insights and information from relevant sources.
Use sources to support ideas and back up factual claims. Your psychology textbook is an appropriate source. Be mainly analytical. Although a portion of the paper will be devoted to describing the current event/issue the vast majority of the paper should consist of the student’s analysis (your thoughts)

D. Discuss what best explains the current psychology/mental health issue based on the student’s analysis.

Part 2:

In part 2, you will describe a way to increase the public’s knowledge of mental health issues. Refer to relevant psychological research that supports this proposed strategy. Your psychology textbook is an acceptable source of research.
Discuss possible limitations of the proposed strategy. You may also use online sources.

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