Exercise 7



  1. Wyckoff, Whitney Blair. "5 Big Health Issues On Campus." NPR. NPR, 01 Sept. 2010. Web. Accessed 9 October 2017

The sources show an over view of the major health issues college students face today. It states that mental health, bad sleeping habits, lack of exercise, easily spreadable diseases, and alcohol consumption are major facts to their health. As many of these seemed to be mixed with each, their health will take a major hit through-out the school year.   

  1. Kwai, Isabella. “The Most Popular Office on Campus.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 19 Oct. 2016, www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/10/the-most-popular-office-on....

This source talked about the rising demand for more counseling services for the mental health of students. It showed how more students that would normally ignore these signs of depression and anxiety are now seeking help as opposed to suffering in silence. This can be seen as very beneficial as now kids with depression, ADHD, and Asperger’s syndrome no feel less discouraged to come to colleges.


  1. Drum, David J., et al. “College Students’ Sense of Coherence and Connectedness as Predictors of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors.” Archives of Suicide Research, vol. 21, no. 1, June 2016, pp. 169–184., doi:10.1080/13811118.2016.1166088. Accessed 10 October 2017
    1. This source focuses on a study done on the connection on suicide in college kids. It looked at how the new relationships they are trying to create and student’s development of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In it they found that increased connectedness lower signs of distress and the sense of coherence even lowered signs in people with pre-existing signs.


  1. Hicks, Terence, and Samuel Heastie. "High School to College Transition: A Profile of the Stressors, Physical and Psychological Health Issues That Affect the First-year On-campus College Student." Journal of Cultural Diversity 15.3 (2008): 143-47. Asn. Web. 10 Oct. 2017.

The source did a study on incoming freshman going into a university in North Carolina and surveyed them on possibly causes of stress for them. This study was broadened by using both on and off campus freshmen to compare differences in the two. It found that on campus had more mental stresses while off-campus was physical problems.


            The center of my proposal paper is based on the need to increase awareness of common physical and mental health issues of college students on this campus. This people is not just seen on our campus but on many others as their as been a rising concern for mental health in recent years. Today there are a number of possibly solutions like increasing counseling on campuses and even giving incoming freshman a class on the transition over into college. 






Hello, my name is Kirby Toussaint and this I the mypage I created. Over the past few months as I created this page that brought different aspects of healthcare together and seemed difficult to find the overarching theme. Ultimately I found that it had been looking be in the face the whole time as my writing had a similar underlying message. This mypage focuses on my interest on the need for change the medical field. This change being that we must be more proactive in healthcare by building a stronger bond between doctors and patients as well as putting more of the patients control in their own hands.

From my first paper I believed that mistakes in the medical field can have drastic consequences because of minor errors and miss communications. Millions of people have been negatively affected by this and i personally fall under this category. At the end of the day it isn’t one specific person fault but really the lack of reform to do change these problems. These site shows how I believe that it is possible for a positive change to happen and help create a better healthcare system.

This sites is based on the idea that health shouldn’t be something we just take care of at hospital and with our doctors. The best way to maintain a good quality of health is by being proactive instead of reactive. To do that we can no longer rely only on or doctors and caregivers. True health can be reached by making personal choices to better ourselves along with the aid from hospitals and clinics.

Thought out this site it can be seen ways that people can take their health into their own hands in a number of ways. Along with this, how we can help with the health of others around. Many people are afraid to help others that battle continuous illness and don't know where to start. In the one of my papers and my PSA i focused on one of these major problems, mental illness. Many Americans today face a daily struggle with this illness as 1 in 5 adults have a mental issue. This is a growing problem that many people face alone because of the lack of awareness and understanding of the issues it causes. When I first started researching this i was very unclear on what the actually issues was with mental health and didn’t know that there so many numerous forms of it. After educating myself on the topic I found it to be something very important to maintain health. A health body starts with a health mind. Many conditions that must Americans have stemmed from a mental illness. The problem is that the stigma around mental illness is very negative and people with it are seen as crazy and incurable. That why this site is focused on education people that health is a continuous battle that can be won through personal care and awareness.