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Type of Proposal

Digital Poster

Start Date

29-3-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

29-3-2016 2:20 PM

Faculty

Faculty of Nursing

Lancer's Lair

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of initiating a community-based nursing intervention to facilitate suicide prevention and mental health education for young people aged 13-22. The proposed nursing intervention will incorporate aspects of border culture with linkages to the local arts community in an innovative youth program known as "Victory City". Current research dictates that the most effective interventions for this population and health issue are community-based. Research also reveals that mental health education, suicide prevention, and mental illness treatment and maintenance require a holistic medical and wellness approach. Mental illness incidence and prevalence have increased significantly, though; mental health remains to lack representation in national and global health initiatives. Mental health is also poorly represented in primary health care and medical models. The current research was collected using a literature search of Pubmed, EBSCO host, CINAHL and Cochrane databases. Peer reviewed research studies and systematic reviews published in the last five years were analyzed. Nursing theoretical frameworks are used to apply research to practice. Researchers will investigate the efficacy of the proposed community-based interventions in educating youths about suicide prevention, mental illness and wellness, and in treating young people with mental illness. Appropriate participants will be referred to the program by local schools and mental health practitioners. Participants must be interested in mental health wellness, treatment or education, and in the arts disciplines (visual arts, drama, dance, music). Among the statistics measured are, program participant satisfaction scores using a 10 point descriptive scale, program participant knowledge assessments related to mental health education, program participant symptom scores using a Likert scale, number of acute symptom exacerbations, and number of mental-health- related medical visits of the youths enrolled in the "Victory City" program. These significant criteria will evaluate the success of the interventions in treating mental illness in the participants and the success of suicide prevention and mental health teaching. Qualitative surveys will be distributed to the youth participants to allow for collection of subjective data related to program efficacy, and experiences with standard clinical interventions compared to the community-based interventions of the “Victory City” program.

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Community Nursing Intervention: "Victory City" arts and mental health program

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of initiating a community-based nursing intervention to facilitate suicide prevention and mental health education for young people aged 13-22. The proposed nursing intervention will incorporate aspects of border culture with linkages to the local arts community in an innovative youth program known as "Victory City". Current research dictates that the most effective interventions for this population and health issue are community-based. Research also reveals that mental health education, suicide prevention, and mental illness treatment and maintenance require a holistic medical and wellness approach. Mental illness incidence and prevalence have increased significantly, though; mental health remains to lack representation in national and global health initiatives. Mental health is also poorly represented in primary health care and medical models. The current research was collected using a literature search of Pubmed, EBSCO host, CINAHL and Cochrane databases. Peer reviewed research studies and systematic reviews published in the last five years were analyzed. Nursing theoretical frameworks are used to apply research to practice. Researchers will investigate the efficacy of the proposed community-based interventions in educating youths about suicide prevention, mental illness and wellness, and in treating young people with mental illness. Appropriate participants will be referred to the program by local schools and mental health practitioners. Participants must be interested in mental health wellness, treatment or education, and in the arts disciplines (visual arts, drama, dance, music). Among the statistics measured are, program participant satisfaction scores using a 10 point descriptive scale, program participant knowledge assessments related to mental health education, program participant symptom scores using a Likert scale, number of acute symptom exacerbations, and number of mental-health- related medical visits of the youths enrolled in the "Victory City" program. These significant criteria will evaluate the success of the interventions in treating mental illness in the participants and the success of suicide prevention and mental health teaching. Qualitative surveys will be distributed to the youth participants to allow for collection of subjective data related to program efficacy, and experiences with standard clinical interventions compared to the community-based interventions of the “Victory City” program.