That's right, people. Today we are getting serious. I wasn't sure if I needed a Monday blog post on my website, but due to the complaint we received from our professor Wednesday, I decided, eh; what the heck. So here I was; thinking all weekend about what I could write about. And on Monday, posts from other students poured into the Facebook page and made me irritated; shoot, I didn’t even have a topic yet.
What caught my eye was that most of these posts were on mental health problems. Mental health is the next topic our class will be focusing on when we come back from Thanksgiving Break. Our upcoming project requires us to ask a professional about his or her occupation and health care problems. The class actually has a post due tomorrow on the assigned field we picked (my partner and I have ‘nurse’), but that isn’t due until Wednesday. We're talking about today.
So a post on mental health in Milwaukee is due tomorrow; why not do it on another state, ideally Arizona? I searched The Arizona Republic's page. It wasn’t that difficult to find the “Health” section. Just go to azcentral.com and look at the first row of categories at the top. The only problem was I had to explore through the subcategories. I knew mental health isn't under “Diet and Nutrition.” That didn’t make any sense. And I had no idea what “Boomers” was (translation; Baby Boomer). “Exercises have nothing to do with what goes on in your mind or anything. And “Recreation”sounds like sports stuff. It’s disappointing that the site continues with giving me all these links, but when I look for something in particular, it’s nowhere to be found.
I also typed in mental health, and the first thing that came up was some movie. It’s sad that a film review came up first before any real articles about mental health. I don’t like being negative. But The Arizona Republic needs more of a focus on mental health problems. People already get irritated from a lack of information provided from the page. Maybe I missed the specific area. And maybe people just don’t look for mental health information on an online newspaper.