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Write a research paper on ONE of the following topics. Either Depression and Suicide or Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Depression and Suicide
Depression is a significant risk factor for suicide.
Review the following resources and explain the risk factors for suicide that are identified in the assessment. What are some of the risk factors of suicide that stood out to you?
Assessment of Suicidal Intention: The Scale for Suicide Ideation [DOWNLOAD] – Inventory found in Table 2.
Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (opens in new window): You can use the Lifetime/Recent questionnaire or any of the other ones listed, but the Lifetime/Recent has the most information.
Define the difference between being sad and depressed, and how to identify the difference.
What role does depression play suicide?
Analyze the impact a person’s age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status have on suicide rates?
Describe what you would say or do in response to someone who has an elevated score on the suicide risk assessment?
Submit your paper for grading
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Substance abuse often comes with a co-occurring mental illness, such as depression or anxiety.
Review the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions: Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) (opens in new window) and discuss the risk factors for substance abuse that are identified in the assessment.
What are some of the risk factors of substance abuse that stood out to you?
Explain the difference between social drinking and alcoholism.
What role does a pre existing mental condition play in substance abuse?
Analyze the impact a person’s age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status have on substance abuse rates?
Describe what you would say or do in response to someone who has an elevated score on the risk assessment?
Submit your paper for grading.
Citation Requirements: minimum of 2
Page Count: 2-3