Bibliography – Xephos1

  1. Reynolds K, Medved M, Mackenzie CS, Funk LM, Koven L. Older Adults’ Narratives of Seeking Mental Health Treatment: Making Sense of Mental Health Challenges and “Muddling Through” to Care. Qualitative Health Research. 2020;30(10):1517-1528. doi:10.1177/1049732320919094 

Background:  This article was about adults who are suffering from mental health issues and are not likely to go out and seek help. Author Kristin Reynolds and a group of researchers performed an experiment with adults who are suffering from mental illness to learn about the experiences and thought processes of those individuals who sought help. The two most common things among the individuals was that they feared being labeled as mentally ill and having an emotional reaction to psychological treatment.

How I used it: I used this article to gain an understanding of people with mental illness. I knew already that many people didn’t like accepting treatment for their mental illness. However I did not realize why until I read this article. I was able to mention this article when bringing up people who fear being labeled with mental illness. 

  1. Holmes A, Hodge M, Lenten S, et al. Chronic Mental Illness and Community Treatment Resistance. Australasian Psychiatry. 2006;14(3):272-276. doi:10.1080/j.1440-1665.2006.02284.x 

Background:  In Australia, mental health treatment has formed around a model of community care. Many patients within this program are known for their poor compliance and drug use, and psychotic symptoms. This ‘community care’ is deemed by some as unsuccessful. The patients who resist this community care system put themselves and others at risk. According to author Alex Holmes, “these patients do not appear to respond well enough to the interventions currently available as a part of a ‘good enough’ community-based mental health system.”

How I used it: While digging for resources on mental health, I found out about the Australia case study in this article. This article allowed me to put another example of people with mental illness refusing care in my paper. 

  1. Heneghan, A., Stein, R. E. K., Hurlburt, M. S., Zhang, J., Rolls-Reutz, J., Fisher, E., Landsverk, J., & Horwitz, S. M. C. (2013, February 1). Mental health problems in teens investigated by U.S. Child Welfare Agencies. Journal of Adolescent Health. Retrieved September 28, 2022, from 

Background: Teachers at schools aim to help students’ social and emotional development. However, this doesn’t really matter to the schools themselves. According to author Howard S. Adelman, “there is a stark difference between the professionals who are experienced in mental health interventions and those who are in support of the patient i.e. friends, family, and nonprofessional school staff. The difference comes in the specific set of concerns that each deals with. Regardless of the concerns, each of these individuals are known as interveners whose job it is to step in and help those afflicted with poor mental health.”

How I used it: While I didn’t use this source in my paper, it gave me another point of view of those who are tasked with dealing with kids and their mental health. This gave me a better understanding of the teacher’s role in a student’s life. 

  1. Heneghan, A., Stein, R. E. K., Hurlburt, M. S., Zhang, J., Rolls-Reutz, J., Fisher, E., Landsverk, J., & Horwitz, S. M. C. (2013, February 1). Mental health problems in teens investigated by U.S. Child Welfare Agencies. Journal of Adolescent Health. Retrieved September 28, 2022, from 

Background: The rates for teenagers suffering from poor mental health issues such as drug use, anxiety, and depression are high. These issues if suffered by an adolescent are more likely to be precursors to adult mental health issues such as criminal behavior, drug abuse, and STDs. According to author Amy Heneghan, “Teens investigated for alleged maltreatment are at particularly high risk for MH problems.” After conducting a study, they found that there were five major mental health conditions. They were suicidality, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse disorder.

How I used it: This article gave me a better understanding of how mental health issues such as depression and anxiety affect students. From there I was able to incorporate the knowledge I gained from this article to further my argument.

  1. N A H I C national adolescent health information center. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2022, from 

Background:  Younger people with good mental health are more likely to not engage in risky behaviors. Younger people with bad mental health are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. According to author David Knopf, “The most common disorders among adolescents include depression, anxiety disorders and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and substance use disorder.” Depression widely affects families and individuals and it is looked into frequently due to its relation to suicide. There isn’t much data on anxiety in adolescents, but it is most frequent during childhood and adolescence. Substance use disorder is more prevalent in females than in males. ADHD is a learning disability that is treated through educational interventions.

How I used it: I wanted to find some information on drugs and mental health as I am used to seeing the two so closely related. While I did not include too much information about drug use in my paper, I was able to get more facts about depression and anxiety that I was able to use.

  1. Additional informationFundingThe authors received no financial support for the research. (n.d.). The impact of stress on students in Secondary School and Higher Education. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from 

Background: Students in secondary and tertiary education settings face a wide range of ongoing normative stressors. These “stressors” can be narrowed down to normal day to day hassles such as academic demands. Students commonly report that they are experiencing stress relating to their academic life, which is also known as academic-related stress. Pressure to achieve high marks and concerns about receiving poor grades are among the many academic stressors.

How I used it: This article helped give me a better understanding of what factors contribute to stress in students. From this information I was able to approach my papers from the perspective of students. 

  1. Andrews, A., McCabe, M., & Wideman-Johnston, T. (2014, December 2). Mental health issues in the schools: Are educators prepared? The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from 

Background: An educator’s role does not mean they are qualified at being a mental health counselor, but it is their role to educate all students. Due to this fact, it is inevitable that this position requires an understanding of the connection between mental health issues and how they affect a student’s ability to learn and to live a healthy life.

How I used it: This article was really helpful in helping me understand what role teachers play in the development of children. I used this article to prove that teachers have a part to play in student’s mental health.

  1. Asṭor, & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Bullying, school violence, and climate in evolving contexts : culture, organization, and time. Oxford University Press. 

Background: New and emerging policies have unexpected social implications that have not been discussed much in the school bullying and safety literature. In the United States, they are enacting zero-​tolerance measures. This includes the use of metal detectors, and the introduction of police resource officers around schools and it has created major social backlash. It is also raising concerns about the school-to-​prison pipeline and the advent of the social movement Black Lives Matter.

How I used it: I used this article to prove that schools are becoming militarized as of late and I was able to connect it to how this could induce fear into those with already poor mental health.

  1. Jordan. (2020). Mental Health & Drugs; A Map of the Mind. Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences, 7(2), 133–140. 

Background: New names have been coined for disorders. Synthetic drugs are advertised as a solution to every problem, but the causes of these problems are still unknown and, although spontaneous remission can occur, there are no cures.

How I used it: Originally I found this source to obtain some information on drugs being used to cope. Although I didn’t use this source in my paper, it still helped me better understand how people could turn to drugs to solve their problems.

  1. Awruk, & Janowski, K. (2016). Motivation for Physical Activity and Mental Health Indicators in Male Gym Attendees. Physical Culture and Sport Studies and Research, 69(1), 65–73. 

Background: Physical  activity  plays  a  cathartic  role  by  fostering  the release of tension and stress, and is also a way to release emotion and escape from everyday life and duties. Exercising is a good way to keep mental health in check.

How I used it: I used this source to demonstrate a safer and healthier alternative to using drugs in order to deal with mental health. Using this source I was able to prove the gym as a viable option for those suffering from bad mental health. 

  1. Winick. (1997). The right to refuse mental health treatment. American Psychological Association. 

Background: Mental patients possess at least a qualified right to refuse treatment. By law, people with mental health issues are not required to seek treatment.

How I used it: This source was the key component to my argument. It helped me demonstrate how people can reject treatment because they can by law. 

  1. Mehta, S. S., Search for more papers by this author, Edwards, M. L., Mr. Swapnil S. Mehta is a fourth-year medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine, RC, K., Al., E., PS, W., BA, P., CP, G., KJ, G., KB, W., AM, F., MC, R., LB, D., LN, D., LA, W., TD, S., T, R., C, C., … CO, C. (2018, November 1). Suffering in silence: Mental health stigma and physicians’ licensing fears. American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal. Retrieved November 21, 2022, from 

Background: Medical students are reluctant to seek help for poor mental health. The source of this hesitancy involves fears about licensing. This medical culture can sometimes view help-seeking behavior as a sign of weakness rather than empowerment. Medical students fear discrimination in hospital credentialing, and consequences pertaining to personal and liability insurance due to disclosure of mental health diagnoses.

How I used it: This source was another key component to my argument. Hearing from med students and what they think made for a great ally in defending my point. 

  1. Corrigan, & Watson, A. C. (2002). The Paradox of Self-Stigma and Mental Illness. Clinical Psychology (New York, N.Y.), 9(1), 35–53. 

Background: Stigma has a significant and harmful impact on people with serious mental illness, interfering with important goals related to work, independent living, health, and wellness.

How I used it: Not only did this article help me understand what the relationship between mental health and stigma is, but it also taught me the effects that stigma has on people with poor mental health. I was able to use this article to introduce my reader to the idea of stigma. 

  1. Corrigan, Morris, S., Larson, J., Rafacz, J., Wassel, A., Michaels, P., Wilkniss, S., Batia, K., & Rüsch, N. (2010). Self-stigma and coming out about one’s mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(3), 259–275. 

Background:  First impressions about the stigma of mental illness suggest that people with psychiatric disability, living in a society that widely endorses stigmatizing ideas, will internalize these ideas and believe that they are less valued because of their psychiatric disorder.

How I used it: This article helped me understand why people tend to bottle up their emotions. I managed to use this article to help prove that stigma has a big impact on those suffering from bad mental health.

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