Efficiency of the Peer Health Exchange Club

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Efficiency of the Peer Health Exchange Club

The peer health exchange club remains to be an important program within any institution and most notably, ones of learning. Students have been subjects of peer pressure leading to change in behavior (to indulging in drug abuse and other norms) and increasing varieties of mental health prooblems (stemming from depression and anxiety to more serious psychiatric disorders). An efficient peer health exchange club which is focused on guiding and counselling young adults and adolescents would definitely go a long way in controlling this deadly epoid epidemic.

References

Donaldson, S. (2017, June 28). Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students. Retrieved from NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/mental-health-problems-rising-among-college-students-n777286

Summary

While Peer Exchange clubs have the vision to eradicate or limit health issues, especially mental and psychological turmoil, Susan Donaldson delves into the reality of anxiety and depression in colleges and little is left to guess on whether peer clubs are efficiently undertaking their course. She gives statistical data and analysis on most aspects of the peer situation in colleges. The bottomline is that 75% of all mental conditions commence before the age of 24 and this is definitely when most people are still in learning institutions. She reflects on data collected from 139 institutions and ites the different categories of mental health problems.

Analysis-efficiency of the Peer Health Exchange Club

This article is important because it gives a statistical representation of the peer health issues being experienced in college institutions. It records interviews with students who open up in the different mental health problems they have faced: starting from the scare of leaving parents as a freshman to the mental, social and financial challenges many students battle with. While there is still a low number of students who seek aid from these peer groups, the statisics show a significant increase in number of students who seek peer health advice. And the fact that 32% had even considered suicide gives the peer health clubs all but a thumbs up.

Synthesis-efficiency of the Peer Health Exchange Club

The findings of this article tend to downplay the submissions in Ryan’s. While the latter lauds and recommends every institution harboring adolescents or young adults to adopt peer exchange clubs, this article showcases how much college students are still grappling with mental health problems despite the peer exchange programs. However, both authors agree that peer exchange clubs are doing a commendable job in controlling behavior, guiding and counselling.

Ryan, A. M. (2012). The Peer Group as a Context for the Development of Young Adolescent Motivation and Achievement. The Society for Research in Child Development Journal.

Summary-efficiency of the Peer Health Exchange Club

The study was conducted to analyze the significance of peer heath exchange club in any setting. The article is important as it assesses how developing young learners can be motivated towards achieving their goals. The researcher undertakes an avid biological and psychological approach when looking into the issues likely to affect an adult in the course of his development in the various stages of life. He then comes out with a conclusion that peer groups are vital engineers of social, psychological and physiological growth in any institution. (Ryan, 2012)

Analysis

This article is of importance because it provides insightful information on the whole focus of the peer health exchange club: peer groups, adolescents, school year, friendships, academic motivation, middle schools, adolescence and peer relations. The way in which the article expounds on the manner in which members of particular groups are likely to influence a person’s beliefs and behavior is not just important for understanding the basis of peer groups, but also gives reason for developing such a club in every institution, especially one with adolescents and young adults.

Synthesis

The study gives a detailed theoretical assessment of how important peer health programs are to adolescents and young adults. It explains the emotional trauma and mental health issues suffered by young people (below 24 years) as professed by Donaldson’s NBC article.  It also sets the foundation for any party to the peer exchange programs as it gives basic understanding on the biological components of behavior and beliefs, which are subjects of peer influence.

Works cited

Donaldson, S. (2017, June 28). Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students. Retrieved from NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/mental-health-problems-rising-among-college-students-n777286

Ryan, A. M. (2012). The Peer Group as a Context for the Development of Young Adolescent Motivation and Achievement. The Society for Research in Child Development Journal.