Your essay should be: APA 7, Typed, double-spaced, have 1” margins, use

Your essay should be:

APA 7, Typed, double-spaced, have 1” margins, use 12 pt. Standard font (Times New Roman). Student papers do not require a running head.  Simply insert a page number flush right.  3 – 5 pages (not counting the title and reference page), 50 points total.

Reference page

Center and the title (References) at the top of the page.  This should be plural, even if there is only one (1) reference.  Bold this title. Double-space reference entries.  Flush left the first line of the entry and indent subsequent lines by 5 spaces. Order entries alphabetically by the surname of the first author of each work. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word of a title and subtitle.

Here is a list of books you may choose from.  If you would like to write about another book, not on the list, please reach out to me to discuss your selection:

Book Titles 683.docx Download Book Titles 683.docx

If you chose a Ted Talk, please get it approved by sending me the link. 


Include each of these 8 points as HEADINGS in the paper (it makes it easier for me to find what you are writing about).  Please bold each heading (as bolded below) – abbreviate the headings.  Don’t include the entire question.

Overview of your book or video

Narrative summary of the person behind the illness including:


Resiliency factors

Impact of the mental illness or addiction on the family.

Stigma associated with the mental health or addiction issue and how it impacted the client, his or her family to seek help.

Describe the person-in-environment factors that impaired or supported the person getting help. The “person in environment” perspective is based on the notion that an individual and his or her behavior cannot be understood adequately without consideration of the various aspects of that individual’s environment (social, political, familial, temporal (worldly, material), spiritual, economic, and physical).

Describe gaps in services (lack of early intervention with mental health, psychiatric, medical, nurse practitioners, or pediatricians; lack of cultural support to keep appointments; stigma about their illness; lack of insurance coverage; poor access to health care; the cost of treatment and/or medication) that may have adversely impacted treatment. Think about the continuum of care – the delivery of healthcare over a period of time, (from birth to end of life) that was in place at the time depicted in your chosen book to speak to gaps and/or barriers to services.

Describe outcomes, successes, or failures and their impact on the client and his/her family.

Summarize your learning. How does this autobiography or Ted Talk biographical account help you in achieving a better understanding of the “person behind the illness” and how will you utilize this understanding in your work with clients.