#4 Mapping it Out

Sorry if this is a bit blurry I’ll put in a couple close ups.

Evan McMahan

4 Responses to “#4 Mapping it Out

  • Colleen
    7 years ago


    Great map! It’s a great way to organize your thoughts for yourself and your reader. I love your three areas (education, solutions, and stigmas) because it doesn’t just talk about the problem or the solution, but combines them to show the whole picture. Was this mapping helpful to you? Did it help you think about what direction you want to go in for this project? I noticed that you had more under solutions than education. Do you think that’s because education is a solution?

    I enjoy following along with you on this journey,

  • Evan, I love your map! I notice how you have a separate branch for stigmas, and I think that is really important for your topic. It’s great that you recognized all of the different assumptions surrounding depression and how we can work to provide better mental health education. My favorite branch (though I like them all!) says “acknowledge that it’s a disease”. I wonder (as someone who took health online), if schools are required to talk about depression as a disease in health classes. I am excited to keep following your work!

  • Hi Colleen. To answer your questions about the solutions and education, let me clarify my map a bit because it’s not very clear. I do agree that education is the main solution, and my ideas on that are under the better education subheading in solutions. My education heading is more focused on what my views on the current education is. I also believe this Mind Map helped me, I didn’t gain more insight on topic. Instead I cleared up my thinking and all the ideas swirling around in my head about it, and I believe the map has helped me become more clear and precise when it comes to talking about my topic. Thanks, Evan!

  • Hi Katherine, I’m not sure where I heard it but I think it’s Vermont law to educate about depression and harassment, though I’d have to look into that. I do wonder what the law is, and if it is in place, how much do schools have to teach? Thanks, Evan!

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