Option 1: Media and Mental Illness
Find a source of information in the media (e.g., newspaper, talk shows, TV programs, films, etc.) that deal directly with mental illness
You will need to cite this media source in your References page
Discuss the quality of the coverage, the accuracy/inaccuracy of the images presented, the assumptions made about mental illness, and an overall evaluation of the coverage.
Be scientific, back up your arguments with the research literature. How does this coverage affect those suffering from the particular form of mental illness covered?
Could you present the information in a better way? How?
Your paper will need to be 2 to 5 pages in APA format, not including a title page and reference page.
MUST include a Title page
MUST include a References page – site the media article, TV show, movie, documentary, magazine article, website page
Option 2: Disorder of Interest
Choose a disorder that was interesting to you. This disorder will be the topic of your paper.
You will need to find and use 1 empirical scholarly article (not Wikipedia, news article, Buzzfeed, magazine)
Use the TWU Library databases
Use Google Scholar articles
Summary and Overview of the disorder