I plan to make a step towards breaking that barrier by being able to signor speak with any patient who comes to me.
With all these huge goals I know that I have to be very on top of studies and make sure I continue to stay on track and do my best.
However this paradigm has conversely led to an increase in stigma and an increase in the number of people on disability for mental health related reasons.
I was one of the fortunate few who was able to pursue a college degree despite being given a severe diagnosis and a hopeless prognosis.
I want Deaf people to feel comfortable coming to me without the need of a third person interpreter who is usually a stranger.
Many Deaf people feel uncomfortable visiting a psychologist because of the need for a third person.As part of a national essay competition, current and future psychology students were asked to explain their study motivation.Each student describes in 250 words or less (i) why I chose psychology as a major and (ii) how I'm motivated to succeed at psychology studies.All of these reasons put together make up my ideal future and therefore my motivation to study.~ Hannah Reis, Palomar College We live in a world filled with hurt and suffering, and a place that is not equal for all.As such, much research needs to be done to understand the cause of such distress, as well as to develop effective interventions and achieve healthy minds.Our current mental health paradigm positions mental distress as biological in origin and best treated with medical interventions.My dream is to leverage my unique set of skills, abilities, privileges, resources, and knowledge in a way that increases equality and privilege for all (not just people with white skin).I am pursuing a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology which combines psychology and business.~ Hannah Freund, California Institute of Integral Studies People who are given psychiatric diagnoses experience some of the worst prejudice and discrimination.They are more likely to be the victims of violence, have a harder time securing jobs and housing, and constantly come face-to-face with the harmful stereotypes that state that these individuals are violent and unpredictable.