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Research Blog post 1:


One of my resources that I will use with my article on mental health at GMU will be from NYU’s website on mental health and depression. Some of the references cited on their page for the information were from ACHA(American College Health Organization, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, National College Health Assessment of Spring 2006, and a few other individual doctors in mental health.  The study is related to my article because the NYU site discusses the psychological services from an outside perspective outside of our own CAPS as well as having statistics from universities that are not too broad and narrow it down to the college students which is what my article is aimed at.  The site has a lot of information on mental health statistics and how reaching out can make a difference. The NYU site offers me data on college students which will help me do research in relation to my article on the specifics of mental health in a college setting.


Research Blog post 2:

Another resource I am using for my research on mental health is the general surrounding factors that circulate the topic.  I intend to use this article to show the mental health statistics of the usa and the overall statistics of suicide, financing in our country for mental health, and available doctors outside CAPS which is important because CAPS promotes seeking help beyond CAPS as well. The information provided is from the WHO(World Health Organization) and the data is pulled from the Global Health Observatory.  By using the information from the WHO I am able to gain a different perspective and more broad statistics across the entire USA.  I am also able to look up financial obligations and problems students may face outside of CAPS.  The goal is for me to use the WHO as overall data and then use my other sources to focus the data and make sense of it and in addition give a different perspective of the mental health issue.


Research Blog post 3:

On a Penn State website I was able to find a snapshot of the mental health needs that college students are going through.  The website includes statistics on how many students seek counseling, how many are hospitalized, and many more categories as well as showing the leading causes of these actions.   This article tied into my article by showing the mental health at a college level and I can relate this to the works CAPS is doing since the numbers are for all universities as well as some of the information provided being from CAPS themselves. The information provided was from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, Counseling and Psychological Services, and a Student Affairs.  The Penn state website can help me find information on mental health I may not find elsewhere as well as enable me  to compare their findings with the findings at other schools in different categories of mental health.


Research Blog post 4:

This article I found on usatoday is important because it also uses college campuses across the nation for data on mental health.  It presents data and information on the causes of depression and how many students are seeking help.  The article will help me because it connects the mental health to a university level which is what I intend to focus on with my CAPS article.  This article is recent as well which helps with up to date information. It was written by Sarah Sabatke on January 30, 2016. By showing statistics of mental health across college campuses I able to use this towards my interview with CAPS and ask questions regarding how they approach certain statistics and intend to fix them. By using college statistics I am able to refer these numbers to CAPS and see if they have any other specific data from just our university that can help my understanding of the mental health issue college students are facing in America.


Research Blog post 5:

My last resource for my individual articles was from Chadron State College that has information on mental health issues on college campuses.  I find this site important because it brings new statistics to importance and it also relates it a lot to students success in school.  It lists nicely each of the concerns and why college students are suffering the most in modern times.   The site will be helpful in diving into the root causes of mental health and allow me to ask questions to the CAPS office here at GMU.   Information was provided from the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI).   It was important for me to gather information from universities such as Chadron to gain an understanding of the problem on a college level and use this information for my CAPS research.  The data ties directly into my article because it is dealing with mental health on a university setting.




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