Monday, January 26, 2015

Sixth blog

First semester is over, second is just beginning. 

To be blunt, I obviously haven't gotten much physical work done with this project. Up to this point it has mostly been me mentally trying to figure out where to go with this opportunity, trying to figure out what I'm most passionate. And then somehow I had to make a goal and a project out of it. And that's not an easy task. 

Now that I have my mind set about what I want to do, and I have narrowed down my approach, I can continue to move forward with it.. So here is my overall plan:

I want to first of all raise awareness for depression among teens. Second, I want to maybe do something to prevent it/ help it. I'm going to work on smaller projects, accomplish goal by goal just trying to make a difference. Trying to make an impact. 

I know a lot of students anxiety comes from school, I'm going to try and start at the route and see what I can do to change that. Being a student myself I can understand where there's things come from. Just small, problem solving projects are what I'm going to be focusing on. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Long time no see-fifth blog post

Hello again!

I know my past few blog post have been confusing, just me trying to figure out exactly what I am going to do with this project. I still don't have a set plan and all of the details worked out, but my thoughts have been sorted out.

Depression is extremely common among teenagers. I don't think many people realize how serious of an issue this is, it almost seems like I have more sad friends then happy ones. I've decided not to sit around and watch this anymore. I want to raise awareness to the fact mental health is just as important as physical health, a broken arm can heal. A mind, is a bit more complicated and a sick one can be extremely dangerous.

My plan of action is to talk to Hannah Connors, a former 20 time student, who last year did a project similar to mine. She organized a walk to raise money for suicide prevention (or something of the sorts). I don't know if we're just going to chat about project ideas, or maybe working together in some way, but I'm hoping she can help set me on the right path.