TOPIC: U.S.A vs U.K in Regards to Mental Health (Specifically Suicide & Depression) Your annotated bibliography will be primarily graded based upon proper APA format used for the Reference section of the paper. This assignment is worth 15% of your grade and a total of 10 points to be earned. Some expected components for the 10 points: Double spaced Hanging indention Proper listing of the authors’ names Proper way to capitalize and italicize the title/book name/journal name/website. Do not use the standardized abbreviation for a journal Proper punctuations Alphabetized correctly DOI given when available If there is no DOI, then directed to primary source with “Retrieved (date) from (list the primary source link)” Proper number of references/websites Current literature unless it is a historical piece for the topic Be sure to limit your search for literature to the most recent past-after the year 2000 unless it is a reference important in the history of the topic. An annotation is your notes IN YOUR OWN WORDS, a summary and/or an evaluation of the reading source and possibly a quote that is particularly poignant for this topic. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes your notes, a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources as well as the proper listing of the source in APA format. No title page, abstract or running head are required for this assignment. A Paper Rubric: Document cites the number of sources outlined in the assignment. Cites three DIFFERENT (journals, books, websites, etc.) types of sources. All sources cited can be considered reliable and/or trustworthy. All annotations are thoughtful, complete, and well written. Citations are formatted correctly in the document.

Annotated Bibliography

1. Twenge, J. M., & Joiner, T. E. (2020). Mental distress among U.S. adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76(12), 2170-2182. doi:10.1002/jclp.23064

In this journal article, Twenge and Joiner (2020) investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental distress among U.S. adults. Drawing on a large sample of participants, the authors find that rates of depression and anxiety have significantly increased during the pandemic. The article provides valuable insights into the current mental health landscape in the United States, highlighting the need for continued research and support for individuals experiencing distress.

2. Hawton, K., Casañas i Comabella, C., Haw, C., Saunders, K., & Risk of Suicide after Leaving Hospital. Retrived from

This research article by Hawton et al. (2014) explores the risk of suicide in individuals after they have been discharged from a hospital. The study includes a large sample from the United Kingdom and examines factors associated with suicide risk during the post-hospitalization period. The authors find that individuals with a history of mental health issues and recent self-harm are at an increased risk of suicide. These findings shed light on the long-term effects of hospitalization on mental health and contribute to the understanding of suicide prevention in the United Kingdom.

3. Steinberg, J. R., Vogt, D., Sorrentino, A., & Wilmot, L. T. (2009). Perceived Mental Health Need and Service Utilization Among Women in the United States Military. Journal of Women’s Health, 18(6), 839-849. doi:10.1089/jwh.2008.1165

Steinberg, Vogt, Sorrentino, and Wilmot (2009) examine the perceived mental health need and utilization of mental health services among women in the United States military. Utilizing survey data, the authors find that women who perceive a need for mental health services are more likely to seek help. However, the study also reveals barriers to accessing care, such as stigma and concerns about confidentiality. This article highlights the importance of improving mental health support for women in the military and addressing barriers that prevent them from seeking help.

4. Baxter, A. J., Scott, K. M., Ferrari, A. J., Norman, R. E., Vos, T., & Whiteford, H. A. (2014). Global prevalence of anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-regression. Psychological Medicine, 43(5), 897-910. doi:10.1017/S0033291713001653

In this systematic review and meta-regression, Baxter et al. (2014) provide an overview of the global prevalence of anxiety disorders. The authors analyze data from numerous studies conducted worldwide and estimate that approximately 7.3% of the global population is affected by anxiety disorders. The article emphasizes the significance of anxiety disorders as a public health concern and the need for comprehensive strategies to address their prevalence globally.

5. Preventing suicide: a global imperative. Retrieved from

The World Health Organization (WHO) published this report on suicide prevention as a global imperative. The report presents evidence-based strategies for preventing suicide and emphasizes the need for comprehensive approaches that address risk factors at individual, community, and societal levels. The document also highlights the importance of collaboration between various stakeholders, including governments, civil society, and healthcare professionals. This authoritative source provides valuable insights into global efforts to prevent suicide and promotes awareness of the issue on an international scale.