Presentation Title

MH Awareness

Presenter Information

Gareth KostolefskyFollow

Faculty Mentor

James Miller

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

Location

125

Session

poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

Poster Contest Abstract

The topic that I have chosen to focus on for this project is Mental health & awareness. This topic seems to be a continuous discussion being brought up in various avenues of today’s culture. It may not be prevalent to each, specific individual. Although, I can confidently say that almost ever person knows of someone who is facing some of these challenges or who has in the past. It’s important that we continue to break the stigma and understand that it’s okay to discuss these vulnerable topics. This way more people may feel comfortable enough to open up about their own struggles and also seek professional treatment. My project aims to incorporate some of these statistics, using symbolism and typography.

Here are just a few stats:

  1. In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4 percent) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.
  2. 5 percent of adults (18 or older) experience a mental illness in any one year, equivalent to 43.8 million people.
  3. Of adults in the United States with any mental disorder in a one-year period, 14.4 percent have one disorder, 5.8 percent have two disorders and 6 percent have three or more.
  4. Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24.
  5. In the United States, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or other services.

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MH Awareness

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Poster Contest Abstract

The topic that I have chosen to focus on for this project is Mental health & awareness. This topic seems to be a continuous discussion being brought up in various avenues of today’s culture. It may not be prevalent to each, specific individual. Although, I can confidently say that almost ever person knows of someone who is facing some of these challenges or who has in the past. It’s important that we continue to break the stigma and understand that it’s okay to discuss these vulnerable topics. This way more people may feel comfortable enough to open up about their own struggles and also seek professional treatment. My project aims to incorporate some of these statistics, using symbolism and typography.

Here are just a few stats:

  1. In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4 percent) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.
  2. 5 percent of adults (18 or older) experience a mental illness in any one year, equivalent to 43.8 million people.
  3. Of adults in the United States with any mental disorder in a one-year period, 14.4 percent have one disorder, 5.8 percent have two disorders and 6 percent have three or more.
  4. Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24.
  5. In the United States, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or other services.