National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
Saida?s story is but one among many. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older ? about one in four adults ? suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. After completing this week?s chapter readings, respond to the following questions:
What do you think would be a most difficult psychological disorder with which to cope?
What would be effective treatment for this condition? Try to choose a disorder that no one else has chosen (incentive to post early!).
If you were dealing with this life problem, what would you need from society?
What would you need from those close to you?
Discussion Forum General Instructions:
The following are instructions for all of your discussion Forum assignments except Week 1 which requires longer posts. These instructions will be included at the end of the topical instructions on each discussion Forum for your reference.
One ?Initial Post? in response to your instructor?s instructions (located on the Discussion Forum in your online classroom) is due by Wednesday by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time (ET). This post must be a minimum of 400 words. A minimum of two replies to classmates? post of your choice are due no later than Sunday by 11:59p.m. ET. Each of the two replies must be a minimum of 250 words. Point assignment is based on these requirements and the Discussion Forum rubric located under the classroom Assignments link.
Because scholarly discussion and related student interaction within a college learning community are such essential aspects of online education, participation is graded and required. Discussion assignments are graded directly from the Forum where they must be posted to be viewable by everyone in the class. Attachments or other copy forms sent to your instructor cannot be graded.
Discussion Forum ?initial posts? must be based on factual information, using the textbook for this class as your primary resource. Other scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook may also be used but these do not replace the textbook as the required primary source of information. Be sure to properly cite and reference your source in your discussion comments. To assist you with APA citation and referencing, a guide titled, ?Tips, Guidelines, and Examples of APA? is available in the classroom Resources folder. Discussion Forum posts will be graded on verbal expression, critical thinking, making an effort to not just participate in but contribute to the dialog with posts of a substantive nature that show thoughtful consideration of classmates? comments rather than ?I agree with you? type commentary or that which reiterates ideas already posted by fellow learners. Posts must have correct grammatical construction, spelling, and punctuation with no texting style, slang or other informal language. A grading rubric below details specific grading criteria.
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