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Exploring the Mental Illness of Schizophrenia - Many people have ignored the illness that affects about one percent of the population. Schizophrenia is the mental illness that I’m referring to. Schizophrenia is a psychotic illness which is can be never-ending, severe, and brain distorting. I’ve grown interest in this particular topic for several reasons. One influence came from my interesting aunt. The problem started when I noticed the farfetched information my Aunt relayed to me. “Hey Aunt, how are you?” I squealed “I’m not so good, I feel like people are putting poison in my food.” Aunt claimed “Who?” I exclaimed “The nursing home,” Aunt yelled “I don’t think they are doing that Aunt,” “Yes, these people hate me; they also are stealing...   [tags: mental health] 1529 words
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - I have a friend who is pervasive enough to know she needs professional help with a form of mental illness. She does not want professional help. She feels if she has to take medications for the rest of her life, or worse, have a long term stay at a behavioral health facility where they might over medicate her if she is oppositional to the treatments that her life and freedom to choose will be over. She could have a better quality of life once the right treatment is found. Everyone may know someone with mental illness, whether they have a psychotic disorder including schizophrenia and its four classifications, Schizoid Effective, Bi-polar Mania, the Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s Syndrome, Depres...   [tags: Mental Health]
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Mental Illness and Public Administration - Mental illness is a prevalent issue in our country today. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimated that 20-25% of our nations homeless suffer from mental illness (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009). Many people with mental illness end up in prison without proper care and supportive housing (NAMI, 2011). Without proper care, people with severe mental illness cannot function as productive members of society (HCH Clinician’s Network, 2000). Proper housing, care, and professionals to guide them, the quality of life for people with severe mental illness is poor....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Stigma of Mental Disorder - While stigma may not necessarily be a cause of a person’s mental disorder, it can certainly contribute to the complication and perpetuation of their illness. The effect of stigma goes well beyond just the patient and provides a commentary on society’s overall level of intolerance of those who are considered different from the majority. By recognizing the level of stigma that exists, perhaps we can alter that behavior and gravitate towards a more productive attitude towards mental illness. There are certain negative connotations that people use when identifying those who they consider to be different from the majority....   [tags: Mental Illness] 972 words
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Schizophrenia The Challenging Mental Illness - Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterized by the breakdown of the thought processes, of emotional responsiveness and of contact with reality. The term schizophrenia itself means “fragmented mind.” A person with this disorder has trouble with deciphering between what is “real” and what is “unreal”. (Gur & Johnson, 2006) Symptoms of schizophrenia can be divided into five categories: psychotic symptoms, negative symptoms, cognitive impairment, mood problems, and behavioral disturbances....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Healthcare Concerning Mental Illness - Healthcare Concerning Mental Illness As of now, there is no general consensus that would require states to cover mental health (Cauchi, Landess, & Thangasamy 2011). Out of the 49 states that do cover mental illness, there are three main categories that vary considerably; mental health “parity” or equal coverage laws, minimum mandated mental health benefit laws, and mental health “mandated offering laws.” Mental illness is as serious a condition as any other health condition. It should be covered as such....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Health Care Assessment - For confidentiality (NMC, 2008) purposes, patients’ real names will not be used. Introduction Within this essay, I will reflect and critically analyse an OSCE which has increased my awareness, or challenged my understanding, in assessing the holistic needs of a service user (John), referred by his GP, whilst incorporating a care plan using the Care Programme Approach (CPA). By utilising this programme and other sources of current literature, I hope to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding in relation to this skill as well as identifying areas with scope for learning....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Analysis of Mental Health in Canada - ... There are many successful people in this world currently battling mental illnesses; it does not put them beneath a person that has perfect mental health. Just as being an African-Canadian man or woman should not put you beneath a Caucasian Canadian man or woman. Although there will always be a negative side to social media and mental illness – it has made a huge stride in defeating the stigma and discrimination that has attached itself to mental illness like a leech would to a human toe. There is no specific cause of mental illness however ongoing research leads to a combination of genetics, biology, physical and social environments as the main contributors....   [tags: mental illness,clara hurghes, mental treatment]
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The Effects of Forgiveness on Mental Health - Forgiveness has been defined in many ways by psychologists and researchers with no one universal definition. Hill (as cited in Maltby, Day and Mackaskill 2001) state that it is widely agreed that forgiveness involves a willingness to abandon resentment, negative judgement and indifferent behaviour towards the person who has hurt them Although research is recent, from the last 15 years, it has helped develop our understanding of forgiveness . Research has shown that forgiveness gives positive mental health and prevents the development of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and stress....   [tags: Mental Health Psychology]
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A Brief Analysis of Mental Disorders - ... There’s nothing I can do.” If one ignores any of these early symptoms, they may progress and trigger to a psychotic episode. Causes: Scientifically, there are numerous causes of mental disorders. Just to mention a few, one of them is the Biological factor or genes that can be part of the cause. Chemicals in the brain, serotonin, and norepinephrine are mainly responsible of behavior, and a destabilization of one may trigger any disorder. For example, depression can run in families. Alternatively, the environmental factor such as family history, and abuses could also active a mental disorder....   [tags: mental health, suicides, schizophrenia]
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Impacts of Mental Health of Students in Schools - Can you picture the student voted “most likely to succeed” in your graduating class. This individual must have had everything going for them. They probably had good grades, popular, never in trouble, no health issues and socially and emotionally stable. However, twenty years later, after graduating college, a successful business owner, had a beautiful wife and three kids, he decides emotionally he is done and takes his own life. Mental health issues can manifest at anytime with varying degrees of significance on the emotional stability of a person....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Common Mental Disorders in Colombian Women - Introduction The common mental disorders represent a major public health problem. The prevalence of common mental disorders varies according to the method of evaluation, either with the use of a scale or conducting an interview. The prevalence of common mental disorders is almost 25%, if it is used the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12).1 Common mental disorders are more frequent among women than men; it seems that women are more sensitive to stressors. Around the world, common mental disorders produce a negative impact on life quality of many women....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has a number of features. First of all, every disorder is identified using a name and a numerical code. In addition, the manual provides the criteria for diagnosing each disorder as well as establishes subtypes of a disorder and examples that would illustrate the disorder. The manual goes further by addressing the typical age of onset, culturally related information, gender-related information, prevalence of a disorder, typical clinical course of a disorder, typical predisposing factors of a disorder and genetic family patterns of a disease (Summers, 2009)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Dominic Carter's Struggle With Mental Illness - Mental illness is a plague that incapacitates the human brain and corrupts people’s thoughts and feelings. “In the United States and internationally mental disorders are common.“ According to the National Institute of mental Health (Statistic, page 1) an estimated 26.2 percent of American ages 18 and older , that’s about one in four adults, suffer from diagnosable mental disorder in a given year”. Many people walk the challenges of mental illness without a proper diagnosis, or confirming their suspicion that something is wrong with how they are functioning on a daily basis....   [tags: Mental Illness] 1296 words
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - Webster’s dictionary defines a stigma as a mark of social disgrace. The stigmas surrounding mental illness have, for many years, stifled peoples interests in learning about the disorders people must live with. Mental illness has been around as long as people have been around. Times have changed and people have become more educated. The advancements towards understanding mental illnesses have introduced a whole new series of problems and solutions. Mental disorders are now classified and symptoms are more easily diagnosed....   [tags: Mental Health, informative, psychology]
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Economic Decline on Mental Health - ... We start losing programs funded by he government that are needed more during times of poverty. With the loss of these assistance programs, it starts to affect family dynamics. Once happy families, start to have stress from worrying about providing for their families. With Stress come certain breakdowns in the family units. Husbands start to feel less of the provider for their families, causing them to turn to unhealthy means of de-stressing themselves, an example being alcoholism. These communication breakdowns cause arguments and disagreements between spouses leading to divorce rates slowly rising....   [tags: Cause and Effect, Mental Health]
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Margery Kempe and Mental Illness - Margery Kempe: mother, mystic, mentally ill. Throughout The Book of Margery Kempe, Margery is burdened with the gift of tears. To onlookers, her behaviour seems erratic and threatening; strangers and acquaintances often wonder if devils possessing her cause her passionate wailing. Margery is often questioned about her tears, and isolated from people who fail to understand that she is one of Christ’s “chosen souls” (24). Margery sees these social difficulties as trials of her faith, and says, “For ever the more slander and reproof that she suffered, the more she increased in grace and in devotion of holy meditation” (Kempe 4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis Mental Illness]
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Depression is a Mental Illness - Depression is not a feeling, nor is it an emotion. It is a mental illness that affects many people. It has been around for thousands of years. Depression comes in many forms. It affects all races, ethnicities, and religions. Depression is a severe mental illness that affects millions around the world. Depression is defined as “a condition of mental disturbance characterized by such feelings to a greater degree than seems warranted by external conditions, typically with lack of energy and difficulty maintaining concentration or interest in life”....   [tags: Mental Health, Disorder, Depression]
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Telepsychiatry: Improving Mental Health Possibilities - INTRODUCTION It is widely recognized that mental illness affects a significant proportion of the population; however, it is complicated to determine exact numbers. This problem can be attributed to such issues as the changing definitions of mental illness as well as difficulties in classifying, diagnosing, and reporting mental disorders. Limitations to adequate mental health services including social stigma, cultural incompatibility between patients and providers, language barriers, lack of insurance and logistical barriers....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Individuals with Mental Disorders - Many groups of people have experienced disenfranchisement over the years. Some groups included people suffering in political prisons to the of abusement towards the elderly people all over the world. The mentally ill are a part of this vast group of people. Mental illness is any disease of the mind and also the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems that are serious enough to require psychiatric intervention. People with different mental disorders are given different kinds of medical care, given different treatment by everyday people, and are put into hospitals which is like “living in hell.” (NY Daily News)....   [tags: Medical Care, Mental Illness]
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Struggling With Mental Illness - People in this world have many different struggles. Some deal with chronic pain, others with poverty and some even with the consequences of their bad choices. Numerous individuals also struggle with mental illness also known as various disorders that affect mood, personality, cognition and other areas of functioning. Mental illness is unique to the individual and can be experienced in a variety of ways. Three people that have experienced mental illness and all that it entails are Susanna Kaysen the author of the memoir Girl, Interrupted, John Nash-a mathematician whose life was the basis of the film A Beautiful Mind and a woman named Theresa Lozowski who is a medical professio...   [tags: Mental Health Essays]
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Mental Health Equality - Mental Health Equality People with serious socio-emotional and emotional disturbances are challenged in many aspects of life. Historically people of color with serious mental health related issues had little assistance and chances to having their needs met equally to Whites. In order to properly or adequately address the emotional and mental wellbeing of everyone on an equal basis, the stigma association must be removed from people of color. Mental Health Perspective In order to function well mentally one is perceived to have a healthy mental perspective....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Caligula and Mental Illness - Mental Illness is defined as “Any of various conditions characterized by impairing an individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. It can be caused by social, psychological, biochemical, or genetic factors. Infections or head trauma can also contribute.” (7) Historical sources give us insight to Caligula’s family history, actions, and his mental state of health. The information I have gathered supports the theory that Caligula likely suffered from one or more mental illnesses....   [tags: health, mental illness]
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Mental Illness: Depression - Depression is a mental health condition which is widely recognised as one of the most common conditions for which people seek and receive care. There are many specific nursing problems which are encompassed by the medical term “depression” and these include physical, cognitive and behavioural patterns. Successful treatments of depression are psychosocial interventions which aim to identify and challenge a depressed persons pessimistic attitudes and beliefs and which promote an individuals’ participation in rewarding activities in an attempt to reduce any negative behaviours....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Homelessness with Mental Illnesses in Crisis - ... Housing support was a commonality addressed among several authors researched on this topic. Carling (1990) used a strengths based approach with mental illness and housing needs. Carling (1990) uses the combination of flexible services with the positive approach of viewing people with mental illnesses as very capable. In other words, Carling (2010) views much of the homeless with mental illness as productive individuals who are able to assume responsibilities when given the chance. Flexible services should accommodate a person experiencing crises with these dynamics....   [tags: mental health, basic needs, health care]
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Mental Illness and Health Care for the Mentally Ill - Case Study Mental Illness has a broad spectrum in the definition of mental illness; any of various psychiatric conditions, usually characterized by impairment of an individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by physiological or psychosocial factors. Also called mental disease, mental disorder. The broad definition also includes that a mental illness is dependent upon a society’s norm and whether corresponding behaviors go against these norms and whether corresponding behaviors considered ad either deviance or even as a mental illness....   [tags: mental health]
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Prevention of Mental Illness Policy - ... The committee was made up providers, community members and consumers (San Francisco County MHSA PEI, 2008, p.3). The task force and the committee worked together to choose appropriate projects to meet the needs of San Francisco County community. They decided on twelve PEI plan projects. V. Name and describe three different and distinct actions that make up the policy The three most important San Francisco County PEI plans having to do with mental illness prevention are: School-Based Youth-Centered Wellness, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, and Early Intervention and Recovery for Young People with Early Onset....   [tags: affordable care act, preventative mental health]
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Better School Programs for Mental Health - ... Perugini also states how female victims risk suffering from agoraphobia, and male victims often risk higher rates of suicide later on in life. (Perugini) It only makes it so much more real when one reads and hears about the suicide attempts happening in high school and not later on in life. But despite all of this bad mojo surrounding mental health in the school systems, teens are still romanticising the issues and creating an entire new problem with them. Romanticisation of mental health- and subsequently self harm- may have started out of social media sites like tumblr, but school is the first place to put these fantasies to rest....   [tags: mental health, bullying, adhd]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Mental Retardation - Introduction Many individuals with mental retardation (MR) have mental health disorders that are undiagnosed and untreated (Reiss & Valenti-Hein, 1994). Individuals with MR experience the full range of emotional, psychiatric and behavioral disorders at higher frequencies than the general population (Kishore, Nizamie & Nizamie, 2010; Prout, 1993). Prevalence studies have shown that individuals with MR are three to four times at higher risk for psychopathology than are individuals without MR (Matson & Bamburg, 1998; Prout, 1993)....   [tags: Mental Health Disorders]
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How Stigma and Discrimination Effect Mental Illness - Mental illness is a term which is used when a persons mind is affected in some way by a group of illnesses (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2012). People with mental health issues have been viewed and treated in a variety of ways within western society throughout time. Historically if an individual displayed behaviours which disrupted their function in society and defied social norms they were viewed as lunatics, insane or even cursed (Cowan, 2008; Elder & Evans & Nizette, 2009). It is from these past issues that many people still have unreasonable thoughts about mental illness; their misconceptions have created unreasonable fears and negative attitudes toward those who experience it....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Illness, Homelessness, and Public Administration: Recommendations - Dealing with severe mental illness and homelessness is a complex issue that affects the person dealing with the illness, their families, the community, and the government. In the past, people with severe mental illness were treated in institutions but in the 1960’s policies were changed and treatment moved to the communities (Newman & Goldman, 2009). Since that time, issues have arisen with housing and supportive services with the severely mentally ill population. After reviewing the issues with the current programs and policies in my previous two papers, the following is my recommendation on how to improve on the issue....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Retardation Does Not Always Slow People Down - People who are born with Mental Retardation (MR) often have many gifts to give. I have an aunt with MR who is one of the most remarkable people at remembering names and events. As I was recently delving into our family history for a genogram assignment, my aunt was one of our only family members who could quickly recall that names of my cousin’s second husband’s children. Despite the intellectual capabilities of the other family members in the room, we fell short of remembering names while my aunt who was diagnosed with MR at the age of 12 months did not....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Community Mental Health Act - Agency Description I. Basic Agency Information The Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) of Fairfield County at 108 W. Main Street, Suite A Lancaster, Ohio is a county level government body that promotes, funds, and monitors behavioral health services in Fairfield County Ohio. (Board, 2013) It consists of a fourteen member volunteer board which is appointed by the Fairfield County Commissioners and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). (Fairfield County ADAMH Board, 2010) In addition to the board members ADAMH also maintains a full-time staff of four which include an executive director, a director of finance, a consumer and family advocate and an admin...   [tags: ADAMH, health care, mental illness, housing]
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Mental Health State - Low vision assessments as a routine normally include case history and psychophysical measurements. By adding mental health state and low vision quality of life questionnaires during case history, a better quality of low vision rehabilitation can be offered to low vision patients. Low vision rehabilitation is very rewarding because much can be offered to assist the low vision patients. We report a 43-years old female who had tractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy and how low vision rehabilitation can be improved by adding simple steps incorporating mental health state and quality of life questionnaire which can be measured objectively during case history in low vision...   [tags: Healthcare, Vision, Mental Health]
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The Mental Health Stigma in our Society - ... It can also affect self-image when someone submits to the negative views held by others: also known as self-stigma . Many myths and misconceptions contribute to stigma. A common one—sometimes perpetuated by the media—is that people with mental illnesses are typically violent. In truth, those living with mental illness are much more likely to be victimized by acts of crime, hate and discrimination than to perpetrate them. Mental illnesses are some of the most misunderstood afflictions in today’s society....   [tags: mental disorders, equality act, depression]
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Depression and Mental Health - Depression is a medical, mental disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness. Depression affects how the person feels, behaves, and thinks. It also leads to emotional and physical problems. People with depression find it hard to go about their day-to-day activities. As human beings, many of us have encountered tough times in our lives, which caused us to feel “depressed”. While those feeling are short lived, people with depression will have feelings that are long lived; they will constantly re-embark on past negative situations and their feelings at that time....   [tags: mental disorder, emotions, Kurt Schneider, mood]
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Impact of Child Abuse on Mental Health - Methodology The method that is being used to observe the impact of child abuse on mental health in older adults (aged 65 and older) is quantitative research . By using the quantitative research design, researchers are able to get a numeric answer to this research question. The researcher is trying to figure out how previous child abuse affects a person during this age group (65& up) and how it affects their mental health as well. Thorough research has been conducted on the impact of childhood abuse on younger adults, or adults younger than age 65 (Sullivan, T....   [tags: Abuse, Children, Teenagers, Mental Health]
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Regaining Touch With Reality: Mental Disorders - ... The psychiatrist will meet up with the patient to determine how well the course of treatment is working by doing another round of mental health screenings (“Schizophrenia”). The initial phase of treatment is critical to determine what treatments work for the patient so that a long term solution can be found. After the symptoms of schizophrenia are curbed and treated initially, a long term plan must be made and treatment prescribed for maintenance so that a patient can get back to some normalcy in his life....   [tags: schizophrenia,mental health,antipsychotic drugs]
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Mental Challenges in The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American author who specialised in short story and gothic fiction. One of Poe’s most famous works was The Tell-Tale Heart which explores murder, mental illness, cruelty and horror. The viewer becomes aware of the unprovoked mental challenges between characters which heightens the tension and fear, as darkness envelops the reader and the strong beating of a heart gradually grows louder. In order to create a more dramatic storyline, Poe has applied a range of narrative techniques including characters, point of view, setting, and theme, to amplify the intensity of the text and to elicit fear within the reader....   [tags: Mental Illness, Edgar Allan Poe,] 602 words
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Social Stigma and the Disclosure and Diagnosis of Mental Illness in the UK - Mental illness is very common and affects thousands of people in the UK and around the world. Research shows that every year 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one mental disorder (Singleton et al, 2001, 32) and around 450 million people worldwide are estimated to have a mental health problem (World Health Organisation, 2001). Mental illness can be defined as “Medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder” (National Al...   [tags: health, mental illness]
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Developing a Regional Mental Health Hospital Which Offers A Therapeutic Environment - A. Problem and Its Sittings A.1. Background of the Study Mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. Also mental health is an expression of our emotions and signifies a successful adaptation to a range of demands. It describes either a level of cognitive or emotional well-being or an absence of a mental disorder....   [tags: Mental Health] 1330 words
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My Bio-Ecological Experience with Regard to Mental Illnesses - I am fortunate to live in a culture that accepts mental illnesses for what they are; treatable disorders. In macrosystem of western Canada, even though not much is generally known about mental illnesses, the overall feeling is that people living with these disorders need and should be provided the help and support they deserve. With the mental illness issues in the downtown east side in Vancouver so pervasive, we see the horrible extreme when these illnesses are left untreated. I don’t know of a person who wouldn’t agree that those who suffer with a mental illness deserve help, regardless of their socioeconomic status....   [tags: Psychology, Mental Health]
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Exploring the Impacts of Ageism in the Mental Health and Addictions Sector - Overview Ageism is defined as the discrimination or expression of prejudice towards another individual or group of individuals on the basis of age. Ageism encompasses prejudicial attitudes towards older people and the aging process, discriminatory practices against older people, and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about older adults (Allen, Cherry & Palmore, 2009). The majority of older adults communicate that they have experienced some form of ageist behaviour, (Allen, Cherry & Palmore, 2009), and for older adults living with addiction or mental health issues, this experience of stigma is compounded....   [tags: Mental Health Essays]
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The History of Dorthea Dix's Creation of Mental Asylums - The mental insane in the 1800s were treated as sins from God. If a family had a family member with a mental disability during that period the family was expected to hide and be ashamed of that member. Usually only the well being were able to hide the ill member, the lower classes because of the cost of a useless extra family member, were forced to turn their insane member to the streets. Asylums for the mental ill were first developed by Dorothea Dix after her horrified visit to Bedlam hospital....   [tags: Dorthea Dix, Mental Asylums, ] 1052 words
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The Role of Risk Factors and Protective Factors on Mental Health and Well-Being - In today’s society, there is substantial variation in the number of incidences of mental health disorders between individuals within a population. Even though most individuals with mental health problems do not seek professional help, the rehabilitation and treatment of those who do, does not decrease the number of psychological problems in a population. Instead, the number of mental disorders remains the same and/or possibly increases. It is therefore crucial to practice and use preventative approaches to control and possibly eliminate biological, psychological and social stressors that are detrimental to one’s psychological health....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Society and Mental Illness: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - ... According to the OCD Research Clinic of Yale University, “OCD is associated with particular abnormalities in the brain – in particular, hyperactivity in a set of brain regions known as the basal ganglia, the anterior thalamus, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the orbitofrontal cortex. Treatments that improve symptoms generally also improve these brain abnormalities” (“Frequently Asked Questions,” 2012). The Yale Clinic also considers OCD to be a psychological condition that is influenced by life experience and environment....   [tags: treatment, mental disorders]
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Mental Health Experts: Client Therapist vs. Court Forensic Expert - The primary purpose of this paper is to attest that the dual roles that mental health experts assume as both a therapist for the client and as a forensic expert in court proceedings are not compatible. The paper also focuses on arguments which confirm the incompatibility of these roles and analyzes past researches that would support the claim. Specifically, the paper discusses points that explain the incompatibility, such as the goals, the client, and attitudes towards the client. The paper further indicates that mental health experts must refrain from assuming dual roles that do not ethically coincide....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Retardation in American Society - Mental Retardation in American Society Mental retardation is a very serious illness, and most of the American population is ignorant regarding the subject. Approximately 3 percent of people in the U.S. are considered mentally retarded. With a percentage like this, the ignorance on the subject is bizarre. The nation has adopted slang terms such as “retard”, to insult others. Using this term is a way to call someone stupid. But there is a lot that people do not understand about mental disabilities....   [tags: Mental Retardation Disabilities Essays]
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Forgotten Kids with Mental Illness - Forgotten Kids are children that have disabilities that are barely visible. They have their arms and legs, can see and hear, run, play, etc., but most have never been invited to a birthday party or to a sleep over. They are the last to be chosen to play and the first to be blamed. Their illnesses aren’t fatal, but a small part of their hearts and souls die with every rejection. Their behaviors seem odd or unpredictable to themselves as much as to society. They are misunderstood and overlooked, thus the name “Forgotten Kids.” Maybe I can bring understanding by showing and providing insight into the life of a child struck with mental illness and hopefully people will realize that my child is...   [tags: Children with Mental Disabilities] 741 words
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A Vision for Change: The Recovery Model and Irish Mental Health Services - A Vision for Change details a comprehensive model of mental health service provision for Ireland. It describes a framework for building and fostering positive mental health across the entire community and for providing accessible, community based specialist services for people with mental illness (HSE, 2012). It focuses on a person-centred treatment approach, which looks at each element through an integrated care plan for service users, with special emphasis put on involving the service users, their families and carers at every level of treatment....   [tags: Mental Health Essays]
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Tragedy of Tormented Teenagers: Mental Illness Hits One in Four - ... It made its intention to expand non-government services to develop innovative services to provide essential services to clients (mhcc, 2013). However, despite of $8 billion of new funding on mental health care since 2006, the fund wasn’t directed as promised or only little were funded in programs to replace the treatment while large institutions were continuously closed down and many services were lost (mhcc, 2013; Mcdougall, 2013). Mendoza (2013) adds that there has been inadequate planning, poor implementation and complication in government system that resulted in disappointing outcomes and waste of resources....   [tags: young australians, mental illness, suicide]
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Chronological Record of Various Acts that were Implemented for Persons with Mental Illness - ... This lead to the enactment of India Lunacy Act 1912, which brought in changes in the administration and management of the asylums; the control of the asylums shifted from the Inspector General of Prisons and qualified psychiatrists were appointed. But the new Act also gave more importance to the safeguard of public from the people considered to be ‘dangerous’ to society and not to its clinical concern. These limitations along with many other issues concerning with the treatment of people and the substandard environment of these asylums which were brought out in the open through various surveys forced the administrative authorities to consider certain recommendations suggested for the bet...   [tags: asylums, lunacy act, mental health]
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Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America - Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America The media in American society has a major influential impact on the minds and beliefs of millions of people. Whether through the news, television shows, or film, the media acts as a huge database for knowledge and instruction. It is both an auditory and visual database that can press images and ideas into people's minds. Even if the individual has no prior exposure or knowledge to something, the media can project into people's minds and leave a lasting impression....   [tags: Media American Society Mental Illnesses Essays]
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Mental Illness and Mental Health - Introduction Psychology is portrayed as a noble field where clinicians seek who help clients through the human suffering that they experience from psychiatric issues. There is controversy as to what constitutes human suffering to the extent that therapeutic and pharmacological interventions need to occur. The line between normal functioning or coping with the realities of life and psychiatric illness appears to blur further with every new addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) from the American Psychiatric Association (APA)....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Meaning of Mental Health and Ill-health - Mental health as Pilgrim (2005) stated is used positively to indicate a state of psychological wellbeing and negatively to indicate its opposite, or euphemistically to indicate facilities used by, or imposed upon, people with mental problems (pg 3) although Richards (2002) argued the concept of sanity and insanity are relative and may vary according to individual and social perspectives, and illustrated that an acceptable behaviour at an arts festival may not be perceived similar in a private home and that there are times when every one of us could be considered to be in an abnormal state of mind (pg 13-15) and in that regard dispensed the term ‘madness’ which could have emotive meaning, is...   [tags: psychology, psychiatry, menthal disorder]
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Living With the Stigma of Mental Illness - Life with a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia and others, usually never falls within the boundaries of what could be considered ‘easy.’ Long treatment regiments, intense medications and sometimes debilitating symptoms are just a few headlines in the laundry list of hardships that befall those diagnosed with a serious mental disorder. Even with all this, they then must face society and its uncanny ability to stigmatize and isolate these people. While certainly not anything new to this group of individuals, stigma has shifted and changed shape to conform to the current standards of society, and what is ‘normal.’ Is the distancing of mainstream society away from the mentally ill due...   [tags: Sociology ]
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A Career in Mental Health Nursing - What is it that makes choosing a career so difficult. Is it the fact that many people mainly choose a career they live off for the rest of their lives. Or is it just that they are scared of the difficulties and obstacles that will come through their path. Many students choose the usual careers: nursing, doctors, mechanics, or just working at a gas station. It all depends on where and if the student decides to go to college and what degree they are looking forward to earning. Becoming a mental health nurse would be a good choice because it pays very well....   [tags: health, psychiatric nurses]
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The Main Cause of Mental Illness - The main cause of mental illness has been confusing because there are multiple components of causes with various correlates. In order to make clear of this confusion, the present essay explores the causes of mental illness primarily found inside the individual, outside the individual and is a combination of the two. It is concluded that the causes of mental illness are primarily found a combination of the inside and outside causes. Mental illness is the condition that significantly impede with an individual’s emotional, cognitive or social abilities (Savy and Sawyer, 2009)....   [tags: Health Care, Diseases] 1030 words
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Mental States Are Not Behavioural Dispositions - In my opinion, mental states are not behavioural dispositions as described by behaviourists. Behaviourism originally arose to address the flaws of substance Dualism and present a solution to the mind-body problem. Since then many other philosophies have provided alternative solutions to the mind-body problem and exposed holes in behaviourism. Behaviourism states that behavioural dispositions are tendencies to react with a certain kind of stimuli. For example, if one is confronted with a tiger you would be disposed to; run away, shout for help and assert ‘there is a tiger.’ This is what is known as a mental state, a stimulus and the relevant dispositions....   [tags: behaviourism, argumentative essay] 1033 words
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Mental Health and the Homeless Community - Introduction The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] used the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ definition of mental illness as “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning” (2011). Our community is exposed to a large number of individuals with mental illness. Among those individuals are the widespread homeless populations. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development reported “twenty-five percent of the sheltered homeless report a severe mental illness (as cited in Allender, Rector and Warner 2014 p....   [tags: health, disease control]
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The Positive Aspects of Mental Distress - Many would agree that mental distress is a negative experience for the person affected. However, the testimonies from the contributors to the course module identify positive aspects also. Charis, Rosemary, Andrea, Miranda, Chris and Terry give accounts of their experience of mental distress. This essay will examine those accounts to ascertain whether a positive aspect can be seen. It will consider how their identities have been affected, how change has occurred and how their experiences subsequently affected others....   [tags: Experts through Experience]
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The Effects of Exercise on Mental Health - Some hypothesize that moderate levels of exercise will decrease the symptoms of mental health conditions (Blumenthal et al., 2007; Diaz & Motta, 2008; Motta, Kuligowski, & Marino, 2010; Rosenbaum, Nguyen, Lenehan, Tiedemann, van der Ploeg, & Sherrington, 2011) and therefore be used as an alternative or complimentary treatment option for mental health (Libby, Pilver, & Desai, 2012). While the research of Blumenthal et al. (2007) focused on exercise being effective in reducing self-reported depressive symptoms, Diaz and Motta (2008) and Motta, Kuligowski, and Marino (2010) looked at the positive effects of exercise on depression, anxiety and PTSD....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Ethics in the Mental Health Profession - In the mental health profession of counseling, therapy, psychology, psychiatric and social services ethical dilemmas are faced primarily on a daily basis. Being that mental health professionals are working with clients who are often fragile and vulnerable, they must develop an intense awareness of ethical issues. On the other hand, mental health professionals would never intentionally harm their clients, students or colleagues and others whom they work with. Unfortunately, good intentions are not enough to ensure that wrong doings will not occur and mental health professionals have no choice but to make ethically determined decisions....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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Fauvism - Influenced by Mental Illness - There is some speculation that mental illness can be credited with influencing and shaping the movement known as Fauvism. Undisputed documentation that mental illness influenced the Fauves is scarce and quite possibly does not exist. One only has to look then to Vincent van Gogh, whose name comes up frequently when exploring this, to see the connection and how his work may have influenced the Fauvist movement. I found myself fixated with trying to find an irrefutable connection with Fauvism and mental illness....   [tags: Art]
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The Mental Traveller by William Blake - ... Readers make this comparison because the baby was nailed just as Jesus was. Also that the “old woman” enjoys that the child is in pain, like she gets a thrill when she hears the baby in pain crying. In the beginning of the poem it shows an unhealthy relationship between a mother/guardian and baby; this relationship becomes shown a lot more as you continue to read the rest of this long but interesting poem. The child grows up feeling like he wasn’t raised with love and he was not treated the way a child should be treated....   [tags: conflict, male, female]
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Drug Abuse and Mental Health - Substance abuse complicates almost every aspect of care for the person with a mental disorder. When drugs enter the brain, they can interrupt the work and actually change how the brain performs its jobs; these changes are what lead to compulsive drug use. Drug abuse plays a major role when concerning mental health. It is very difficult for these individuals to engage in treatment. Diagnosis for a treatment is difficult because it takes time to disengage the interacting effects of substance abuse and the mental illness....   [tags: addiction, illness, informative]
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Visual Mental Imagery and Intelligence - As creatures that depend so heavily on vision, it should be no surprise that visual mental imagery and imagery in general is a subject that should be of great familiarity to most people. One interesting issue however concerns the degree to which visual mental imagery plays a role in cognition. The quasi-pictorialism approach claims that imagery plays a significant role in mental processes. Another approach, the descriptionism maintains that visual mental images are really just descriptions containing symbolic information and play no substantial role in cognition....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Mental States and The Brain - ... Considering the fact that the mind thinks, there has to be some method for these thoughts to turn into actions and something has to bridge the gap between the ‘mind’/‘soul’ and the body. In consideration to the laws of physics, this is not possible. We can’t have something that is extended affect and have such extensive interactions with something that isn’t and vice versa. Doctor 3 comes closer to the truth in terms of what the mind is. The reason that I claim that he supports the identity theory is because he ties up the mental states to states of the brain....   [tags: brain functions, inorganic barin, soul]
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Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing - ... Aside from me using this competency, I always see the staff at the addictions facility providing the clients with pamphlets and even videos about addiction and mental health. According to Knutson, Newberry, & Schaper (2013) education, that includes relevant and up to date information, provided to client's suffering from addictions aims to help them continue to move forward in their recovery, encourages them to become healthier and provides them with the tools to prevent relapse. In collaboration with the client determines clients' learning needs Another competency of a mental health nurse is to create a partnership with his or her client and work in collaboration with them to determine...   [tags: teaching, learning, care, treatment]
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Descartes´ Mental and Physical Substances - When Descartes published his ideas in his Meditations on First Philosophy, his ideas were not new, but nonetheless groundbreaking. He proposed there were two separate types of matter or stuff that can exist independent of each other. These are physical substances and mental substances. The physical can only occupy space in the real world, and cannot do any of the things we attribute to mental faculties, such as thinking and reasoning. Though the mental cannot be present in the material world, it can surely have an effect on what the physical body does....   [tags: Descartes, epiphenomenalism, functionalism ] 1292 words
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The Ponzi Scheme and Mental Illness - The Ponzi Scheme and Mental Illness December 26 1919 Charles Ponzi borrowed $200 to buy some office furniture. By January 1920 he then began telling the people of Boston how he could buy stamps and sell them overseas and give them a 50% return on their investment in 45 days and 100% return in just 90 days. The people came so fast he was able to pay returns of 100% in just 45 days. The word spread quickly and more investors came. Soon Charles had two offices and hired people to take orders for stamps....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Mental Disorder: What is Lobotomies? - ... Lobotomies were originally done on patients who had intense schizophrenia because there were no successful cures for this disorder during this time (Kalat 103). After new drugs were invented to help fight mental disorders in the mid-1950s, lobotomies rapidly became less popular (Kalat 103). This is a positive outcome because fewer less and less people had to endure the adverse effects of this procedure because it fell out of favor quickly. Present-day procedures make more minute lesions in the brain which are placed in precise locations that are believed to be related to specific mental disorders (Abnormal Psychology 135)....   [tags: prefrontal lobotomy, cirgury, brain]
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Mental Illness and its Treatment - Mental illness and its treatment is an issue that has been thought and rethought by learned circles over the past two centuries. Unfortunately there is still a great sense of stigma surrounding the issue, perpetuated by mass media(Stout, Jorge Villegas, and Nancy A Jennings 2004, 543) . In this essay, the ways in which mental illness is essentialised and stigmatised by the media will be discussed, using examples from the media with two main examples from two different countries, these being: one of the interviews with Charlie Sheen that took place early in 2011(ABCNews 2011) and footage from a current affairs program in Australia on Australian New’s anchor Charmaine Dragun’s fight with...   [tags: Stigma, Australia, US]
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Macbeth and His Mental Deterioration - William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play centring around opposing forces trying to gain power in the succession for the throne of Scotland. Macbeth, in the beginning, is known to be a nobel and strong willed man, who is ready to fight for his country. However, one may see that Macbeth has a darker side to him, he is power hungry and blood thirsty, and will not stop until he has secured his spot as King of Scotland. Though Macbeth may be a tyrant, he is very naïve, gullible, and vulnerable. He is vulnerable and willing to be persuaded by many characters throughout the play, his wife, the witches to name a few, this is the first sign that his mental state is not as sharp as others....   [tags: Character Analysis, Psychopathic Actions]
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The Combat to Mental Terrorism - Before Antoine Dodson was on Oprah and had a song on iTunes, he was a man who was worried for his family. One night, he woke up to the sound of his sister screaming. Upon further investigation, he discovered there was a rapist in their apartment ("Antoine Dodson warns a perp"). Unfortunately, Mr. Dodson’s story is not a completely uncommon one. Sexual assault is one of the highest reported crimes in the United States. In 2006, there were over 260,000 victims of sex related crimes, and that figure is only rising ("Statistics Table" 97)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Homosexuality Is a Mental Illness - Homosexuality Is a Mental Illness The history of gay or same sex marriages has been long in the whole world. Most of the western societies in the early time tolerated it. Astonishingly, they went to an extent of celebrating the same sex relationships and marriages. In ancient Rome, there are evidences of the same sex marriages but their proof is not clear. Same sex marriages can also be traced in medieval Europe and also the ancient Greece. There are also some other proofs of gay marriages among Africans Native Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Living with Mental Health Disorders - When a child acts out without a moment’s notice, what factors influence this particular action. Many adolescence are prone to live with forms of aggressive behavior. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry claims “teens experience and exhibit aggressive behaviors in a number of ways.” The question is why do teens act this way, in some cases aggressive behavior is biological. Sigmund Freud claims “humans [posses] an unconscious aggressive drive from birth.” In response, something causes a person to act out....   [tags: Personality Disorders Essays]
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Native Americans and Mental Health -   Many people believe that Native Americans are a disadvantaged group of individuals in many ways. Culturally, in that many of the cultures of the various tribes across the Americas were taken from them by Europeans and their descendants. Socially, in that they are unlike other minorities in the United States because of their extra-constitutional status; and even medically, stemming from the general belief that Natives are at a higher risk for disease than other ethnicities due to tobacco and alcohol use, especially when used together (Falk, Hiller-Sturmhöfel, & Yi, 2006)....   [tags: depression, genetics, Indian Removal Act]
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Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities - Chapter thirteen has two subject matter that it discusses in some detail, mental illness and developmental disabilities. This review will be exploring the history, philosophy and theories of developmental disabilities. Social workers come in contact with many clients that have developmental disabilities, and the chapter gives a glimpse the history, problems, and theories related to developmental problems. Chapter thirteen explores the issues of dealing with developmental disabilities in the past and what is being done today to help social workers face the issues....   [tags: Labeling Theory, Disabilities]
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