How Families Cope with Mental Illness

How Families Cope with Mental Illness

Read the articles listed below and then write a 1-2 papers in APA format, using proper spelling/grammar, address the following:

Imagine your 19 year old cousin has recently gone through many changes in his life and you suspect he is suffering from major depression.

  1. What would you tell your cousin about this disease?
  2. How would you help him find the best treatment possible?
  3. What type(s) of therapy would you recommend?
  4. How would a psychologist determine his or her behavior to be normal or abnormal?

Feel free to refer to additional sources besides those mentioned below. Please list your references at the end of your paper in APA format.

The Pill Paradox

Link to article

Raeburn, P. (2004, September). THE PILL PARADOX. Psychology Today, 37(5), 72-78.

The Binds That Tie — and Heal: How Families Cope with Mental Illness

Link to article

Gravitz, H. (2001, March). THE BINDS THAT TIE–AND HEAL: HOW FAMILIES COPE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. Psychology Today, 34(2), 70.

Depression: Beyond Serotonin

Link to article

MARANO, H. (1999, March). Depression: Beyond Serotonin. Psychology Today, 32(2), 30.

Rasmussen’s Library and Learning Services team has developed a variety of Guides to help support students’ academic endeavors. For this project, the Writing Guide and APA Guide may both be helpful. You will find links to these Guides on the Resources tab.

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