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Mental Health Proposal Name Institution 1. Describe the health problem. In the U.S, news of teenagers going berserk and killing other people has become a concern and an issue that is under discussion currently (CDC, 2012). In the assessment of the perpetrators of the crimes, most of them were found to have a psychiatric condition like major depression, aggressive behavior, suicidal thinking to commit such hernious offences.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, mental illness has turned out to be a bid issue (Wray et al., 2008). There is increased risk of suicides in children aged 10-17 years. Hence, a health promotion health proposal aimed at reducing the suicide risk in the children from 16 per year to 10 per year before January 2016 can be proposed. 2. Describe the vulnerable population and setting. Studies conducted indicate that depressed individuals suffer some risk of committing or wanting to commit suicide (NIMH, 2010). Another study conducted on individuals that visit Las Vegas indicates visitors may commit suicide in the event of financial stress. In Las Vegas, adolescents and children number stressed has increased over the past years. It is estimated that a total of 16 adolescents and children committed suicide in 2011 (CDC, 2012). These generally resulted from family arguments, bad relationships, sexual orientation problems, rape, school problems, law problems, and drug abuse (NIMH, 2010). 3. Evidence-based interventions Available literature associated with prevention and treatment of mental health offer promising solutions on combating the illness plus curbing suicide rates. ...
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