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Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness - Introduction The following essay will begin by demonstrating what is understood by the concept of mental health. It will attempt to identify different explanations for the underlying issues causing mental illnesses and it will then centre around a case study focusing specifically on one mental health problem. A description of what the causes and effects of the chosen illness will be given and information on the available treatment will be presented. To round up the assignment a brief explanation of the chosen case study will be included with an attempt to distinguish the common issues identified and how they relate to the literature information provided throughout....   [tags: Mental Health Essays]
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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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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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Economic Decline on Mental Health - Cause and Effect Economic Decline on Mental Health. When we hear the word Recession we automatically think money, unemployment, but what about the reality of the mental status of our generation that lived through the recession of 2008. What mental issues stem from the main issues of unemployment, and poverty due to the recession. What where the rising cost for mental health services due to the recession. Finally what will our generation carrying into the future due to living through the down turn of the economy....   [tags: Cause and Effect, Mental Health]
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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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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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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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Depression: A Mental Health Condition - Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health related situations and events that impact a community (McKenzie, Pinger, & Kotecki, 2008). A common state that impacts a community is depression. Depression is a mental health condition that affects people of all ages. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (2011), depression is described by a state of sadness and hopelessness. Some symptoms of depression include no interest in daily activities, fatigue, inability to perform daily tasks, loss of appetite, and thoughts of suicide (CDC, 2011)....   [tags: mental and emotional health]
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Better School Programs for Mental Health - Currently in today’s society, coming out as gay is easier than admitting to a serious mental problem. This effect puts a burden on teens who suffer from problems and don’t know where to go; which led to the increase of teen suicides as seen in the media. In the average classroom size, about three of the twenty-four students have depression; not mentioning other common disorders such as bipolar disorder, panic disorder, ADHD, conduct disorder, and eating disorders. Without better programs in schools to prevent and inform about mental disorders, the current taboo on them, the bullying of students suffering, and the romanticization of diseases will continue to increase the negative effect menta...   [tags: mental health, bullying, adhd]
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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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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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Mental Health Disorder: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - One of the most widely spread disorders across the country these days is obsessive compulsive disorder, or otherwise known as OCD. All types and ages of people can develop OCD, and it can play a large role in how you go about your daily life, and the daily stresses that you run into. Obsessive compulsive disorder falls in with the category of anxiety disorders, and is characterized by persistent routines and obsessions which often results in compulsive rituals done on a daily basis. Some common factors of having OCD is the need to arrange things, compulsive acts of hand washing, and even counting....   [tags: Mental Health, Mental Disorder, OCD]
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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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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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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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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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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 Poverty: The degradation of the mental health in America - In the United States mental health is avoided by political and societal elites. Mental health should be a priority to combat the cyclical nature of poverty, drug addiction, and mental illness. The underprivileged are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses. Due to the Affordable Care Act, states are in a position to expand Medicaid and thus mental healthcare to those that need it most. Without the support of state legislatures though, many of the poorest Americans are not afforded amenities and remain in poverty, deprived of healthcare....   [tags: United States, Mental Health, Political, Social]
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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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Better Mental Health Outcomes for Young Foster Children - Early childhood mental health initiatives exist throughout the literature. As highlighted in the previous section of this paper, earlier interventions have the ability to establish better mental health outcomes for young foster children, specifically under the age of six. According to Bass et al. (2004), early childhood development programs such as within a Chicago preschool displayed a lower rate of maltreatment for children at risk. As previously discussed, maltreatment and mental health are linked, thus their program has the ability to prevent mental health problems for younger children as well as diminish the exacerbation of mental health issues among those in foster care....   [tags: early childhood mental health initiatives] 909 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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Analysis of Mental Health in Canada - Close to six million Canadians live with mental illness; let alone the thousands that are undiagnosed. Mental illness has made big headlines in the news in the recent years. The people suffering from mental illness have been faced with discrimination a caused by a stigma towards them. Mental illness can be caused by many different factors whether they are psychological or environmental. Although only twenty percent of Canadians personally experience mental illness in their lifetime, it affects everyone in their lives....   [tags: mental illness,clara hurghes, mental treatment]
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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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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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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 Mental Health Stigma in our Society - Imagine society blamed people for being diagnosed with illnesses such as cancer. Claiming that it was their choices in life that led to such an awful disease. To make them feel guilty of a situation that was in no way deserved by them. This happens all the time to victims of mental illness, but with the added burden of shame. Considering the shocking statistic that one in four will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year in the UK , why is it that we hardly hear of people suffering from mental illness....   [tags: mental disorders, equality act, depression]
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Mental Health - This research paper provides the history, demographics, epidemiological information about older immigrants` mental health problem in Australia, analysis of the key health issue within a country and gives clearly answer for how those problems could be improved. This research identifies the predictors of psychological distress in newly arrived older immigrants to Australia. Besides the conclusion that How health professionals are acting to modify determinants of health. As observed previously, health is a product of influence between individuals and their environments (Mcmurray.A & Clendon.J 2011), Such as socio-economy, family, culture, resources and education those number of main factors tha...   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1378 words
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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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Mental Health and Family Support - Sooner or later, everyone is faced with a difficult challenge in their life that they struggle to overcome. Those challenges come at different times in our lives and have different sources, but facing them is crucial for survival. A famous quote by Bette Davis states: “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.” Support of family and friends is also very important when an individual is faced with a challenge in life because they are the ones helping the person to find a path and overcome the challenge....   [tags: Health, Challenges]
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Mental Health Policy for Children in Poverty - When relating mental health policies and children living in poverty, the availability of financial coverage for mental health illness is usually a barrier to care. Studies have proven that poor family access to mental health care is because of health policies that do not support access. For example, in a study done by Gyamfi, he points out that “despite receipt of Medicaid and SSI, poor families received fewer services in general. He pointed out that, although it is easier to participate in Medicaid than SSI due to eligibility criteria, it has been well documented that as welfare caseloads decline, so does enrollment in Medicaid, which in consequent means that many people are losing health i...   [tags: politics, health care]
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Substance Abuse Is a Mental Health Issue - INTRODUCTION Substance misuse is the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences to the individual using, their friends, family and the community. Drug misuse is usually considered as a crime while most individuals overlook it as a mental health issue. Most people do not come forward to seek help because of the stigmatization and the fear of the law. This school health education programme can only be successful if partners from the health, education and social services sector are actively involved....   [tags: education, teenagers, health] 703 words
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Mental Health and How that Affects Teens - The mental health of teens can affect their social life. It can make a teen’s life harder then what it should and can be. It can affect them when at: work, school and socializing with friends, family and others. Depression and anxiety can be one of the largest factors that affect teens mostly. There are many other mental illnesses out there that can plague a teen, bi-polar, and schizophrenia are just a few others. There are studies from many different schools showing how this can affect teens and how it is just not a stage and that in the long run, this can affect the person for many years....   [tags: emotional health, social life]
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Physical, Social, and Mental Health Analysis - The health triangle is a triangle that has 3 different aspect of your everyday life. The most commonly known factor is physical health. Physical health is the body’s ability to function depending on the state of your body and how it is treated. This includes exercise, nutritions, rest, and weight managements. The remaining two factors is known as emotional/mental and social. Although it is not considered by many people, the two factors is just as important as much physical health. Mental health deals with how we think, feel, and handle or react to situations....   [tags: health triangle, overweight, diet] 966 words
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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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Mental Health Act - Introduction: The right to mental health is a fundamental human right. The World Health Organization reflected this right as the utmost achievable standard of health in its constitution of 1946. In 1991, the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution embraced the “Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the Improvement of Mental Health Care”. This doctrine constituted the foundation of devising mental health strategies around the world including Australia. The United Nations in 2007 formulated “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”; a treaty to promote, protect and ensure the rights and freedoms of people with disabilities....   [tags: Fundamental Human Right, World Health Organization]
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Mental Health: Who Am I? - When someone mentions the word “health,” the first thing that generally comes to mind is physical health. Good physical health is part of the foundation of being a happy person and living an enjoyable life. Typically for teenagers, eating healthy and getting enough sleep are weaknesses and I am one of those people with those weaknesses. Exercise is also sometimes a weakness, but I find that exercise is very fun if you do something you enjoy. For example, I take dance lessons which are two hours a day, five days a week....   [tags: health, development, emotional] 780 words
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Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health - Evidenced-Based Practice in Mental Health In 2003, leaders in North Carolina’s healthcare field realized they needed to bring about changes to the services they provided in their community’s mental healthcare programs (McLaughlin & McLauglin, 2008). The North Carolina Science to Service Project (NCS2S) was implemented to bring more coordinated, quality healthcare services to their mental health patients (McLaughlin & McLauglin, 2008). The goals of the project were to better match healthcare services to their mental healthcare patient population, apply evidenced-based practice guidelines in their mental health practice, ensure proper resources were allocated for the services, and begin sta...   [tags: quality health care, change, services]
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Mental Health: Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Health and Social Care- Unit Fourth teen: Mental Health – Ao3 Introduction Within this essay I will look at how my case study Mary Doe from Ao2 uses different coping and preventing strategist to deal with the symptoms and effects from suffering with generalized anxiety disorder, and suggesting other way of coping and preventing these effects/symptoms. Also I will be looking into the health and social care professionals that help and support Mary Doe and the different ways in which they do this, therefore more I will be looking into other health and social professional which if her illness develops she might want to consider getting referred to....   [tags: health and social care, case study] 1336 words
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Juvenile Criminals and Their Mental Health - Mental health treatment among juvenile is a subject that has been ignored by society for far too long. It has always been one of those intricate issues that lead to the argument of whether juveniles should receive proper treatment or imprisoned like any other criminals, and often trialed as adults. Many times, young people are often deprived of proper help (Rosenberg) However, we often overlook the fact that while they are criminals, they are still young, and fact or not, it is a matter of compassion that must be played from our side to help these youth overcome their harsh reality....   [tags: juvenile justice system] 1346 words
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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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Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing - Psychiatric and mental health nursing is a unique specialty of nursing that strives to promote the mental health of clients. Psychiatric mental health nurses work in partnership with their clients to manage their mental illness. In Canada psychiatric mental health nursing is guided by seven standards of practice, which provide guidance for nursing practice to ensure that safe, competent, and ethical services are delivered to the clients (Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses [CFMHN], 2006)....   [tags: teaching, learning, care, treatment]
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Recovery Model for Mental Health - The mental health seminar course that was taught for the Master’s in Social Work Program had excellent topics that required sophisticated conversations in regards to the current trends in the mental health. The recovery model provided a unique approach that was culturally sensitive and empowering for many participants in the mental health field. As Cohen (2005) discusses the unsuccessfulness of the medical model, many participants often experience stigmas and poorer treatments with diagnosis. Hence, an interesting discussion on empowerment and independence was mentioned during our group discussion....   [tags: disgnois, empowerment, independence, esposides] 621 words
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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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Cyberbullying, Mental Health and Prevention - Cyberbullying is a widespread occurrence and can have incredibly serious consequences. According to Goebert and colleagues (2010), “Recent studies have shown that cyberbullying can result in emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and suicidality” (p. 1282). These adolescents do not have the necessary skills to cope with the abuse on their own, potentially causing them to turn to other activities for escape, such as self-injurious behaviors or drug use. Although these young victims feel as though they have no way out of their situation, only one in three victims told their parents about the attacks (Goebert et al, 2010, p....   [tags: Abuse, Social Media, Anxiety] 2650 words
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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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Indigenous Australian Mental Health - MR Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Health Australian Government Department of Health Sirius Building, Furzer Street, Woden Town Centre Canberra ACT 2601, Australia Dear Mr Dutton: Thank you for taking time to read my letter. As a nursing student of University of Technology Sydney, I studied contemporary indigenous subject this semester. In this letter I want to illustrate 3 main social determinants of health that impact indigenous Australian health which I found and analysed during my recently study....   [tags: Indigenous Essays]
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Faith in Mental Health - ... Faith and psychology have a history of differences. Beginning with Sigmund Freud, much of the mental health field at most acknowledges faith as a delusion that causes individuals to avoid reality. Although, some progression has been made since Freud’s time, not much of the mental Health field recognizes the importance of understanding a patient’s faith and the benefits it can bring to certain individuals. Faith, contributes to personal and social identities, ethics, and for a majority of individuals, it is a source of support....   [tags: role in psychology] 1616 words
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Mental Health Clinical Reflection - Clinical Reflection Paper My experience in mental health clinical was very different from any other clinical I had before. In a mental health clinical setting, I am not only treating client’s mental illnesses, I am also treating their medical problems such as COPD, diabetes, chronic renal failure, etc. Therefore, it is important to prepare for the unexpected events. In this mental health clinical, I learned that the importance of checking on my clients and making sure that they are doing fine by performing a quick head-to toes assessment at the beginning of my shift....   [tags: setting, prepare, clients, illness] 1928 words
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Mental Health: As Important as Physical Health - Our society today does not value our mental health like it should. If society would only pay as much attention to mental health, they would be better off in the long run. Think about an athlete playing a sport, they certainly understand how important physical health is. When a baseball player injures his knee, he is out and waits until it heals. But like many people, mental health is overlooked. Most teenagers do not realize that the many things like stress or eating disorders are coming from a poor mental state....   [tags: Disorders, Psychology]
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Mental Health - Mental Health Paper At some point, everyone has a problem with their own flaws when they look in the mirror. We wish we can change how we look, but wishing is as far as it goes. People with body dysmorphic disorder are unable to help themselves. Their image and flaws become an obsession that interrupts their daily lives. Signs and symptoms, treatments, nursing diagnosis, and interventions are very important to recognize and apply to people with this disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental disorder that makes a person think and feel like their flaws are completely out of control....   [tags: body dysmorphic disorder, imperfection]
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Rhetorical Analysis to Defend Mental Health in Schools Act - ... In my letter, I establish a logical argument indicating that studies done by researchers show that at least one out of five students in the United States experience or suffer from mental health disorder or illness. The attention these students receive is vastly inadequate. I was more than shocked to find that only 20% of American youth with diagnosable mental disorders receive mental health care and I intentionally emphasized this point in my letter. The remaining 80% are overlooked. The increased numbers of untreated mental illnesses is tragic....   [tags: society, health, children] 878 words
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Mental Health In The Workplace - An Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace Increasingly, good mental health in the workplace is an issue being raised. Job stresses are being recognized as affecting work performance and also an individual’s over-all well-being. There is a lot of information available about how to promote good mental health in the workplace but perhaps insufficient initiatives actually being used. Providing employees with information promoting good mental health alerts them to the problems but may not achieve the solutions....   [tags: Health Wellness] 1662 words
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Increasing Mental Health Issues of University Students - Heading off to a university is the most exciting milestone of a student’s life since it`s a time of growth and learning but never was post-secondary education thought to have a negative influence towards these young adults. It is the time now that the students begin to face new responsibilities and challenges and learn to conquer them but unfortunately it hasn`t been going the way that it’s been expected to. The rising issue of mental health problems is climbing the ladder as more and more students are being accustomed to it....   [tags: Student Health Essays]
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The Breakdown of Mental Health and Stability - The Breakdown of Mental Health and Stability Progress has always been an essential component in modern society. At times it is equivalent to success, learning, and overall growth. In the field of science, progress is measured by comparisons to what was known before, what is known now, and what can be known in the future. Therefore, one could say that much progress was made in the field of science in terms of understanding the functions of the human brain and some of its behavior. It seems that as each new day passes, something new is discovered about the brain, whether it be a new mental or physiological brain condition, or merely a link and clue to one of the vast number of questions...   [tags: Stress Stressing Health Essays]
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Mental Health Education - MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION Introduction Mental health is the simple maintenance of all mental activities put together with the ability of the mind to adapt and cope with any kind of stress. It involves the health of the mind in which an individual uses his emotional capabilities. Mental health education is the dissemination of reliable information about the health of the mind. This kind of education aims at improving the mental states and health of various people in the society. Examples of such groups in the society include children, adolescents, a group of adults, expectant women, and mothers experiencing postnatal stress (Kema 2007, 34)....   [tags: patients, families, treatment]
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Mental Health Nursing - Nursing practice has revolutionized itself throughout the years. Today we realize the causes of current illnesses as complex and multifaceted (source). In past models, for instance the medical model, the approach was straightforward and neglected the patients active involvement in their care; the patient was viewed as the passive recipient and the doctor, an active agent that “fixed” their patients. ( source). New developed models since then, such as the biopsychosocial model, show us that care focuses on many factors....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1243 words
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Mental Health Counseling - Theories play an important role in how a counselor serves their clients. Theories provide counselors with a foundation on which to build their counseling style. “Theories ground us as professional counselors. They provide a means to understand what we are doing, how we are serving clients, and how to explain counseling to clients” (Erford, 2010). Counselors are responsible for being aware of different theories in order to apply them appropriately within their practice. Established and new theories play an important and constant role in mental health counseling....   [tags: Counseling]
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Disaster Mental Health - DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH Based on the scenario, local law enforcement agencies would already be aware of the situation. The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management has been mobilized. The obvious supposition would be that the incident commander has already notified the Arkansas State Department of Emergency Management, specifically Anthony Coy, and the Northwest Arkansas Area Coordinator that encompasses Craighead County, at (870) 935-3094, which is located at 511 Union, Room 010, Jonesboro, AR 72401....   [tags: Law Enforcement Agencies, Disaster Prepardeness]
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Destigmatizing Mental Health - Destigmatizing Mental Health September 2nd of the current year, 2013, fell on Labor Day Monday. For many a day of celebration, a day of rest or family reunion. For me it was a day that changed my life completely; a day that I have relived every single day since. My family and I had just spent the weekend in Las Vegas. We had spent a weekend full of smile, laughter and fun and I was ready to go home. We were all packed up and ready to go. My dad and I had left my mom, grandma and daughter at the hotel entrance with our luggage while we went to check out....   [tags: Suicide, Misconception of Society]
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Children's Mental Health - Introduction A study on the child’s mental health involves the mental functioning and the way a child behaves and responds to some instances of life. The study is done by exploring the physiological process and the neurology of a child. The key areas of study include; concentration, mind functioning, emotions, acuity, character and cognition. There are two processes in a child’s development that needs the attention of the parents; physical and the mental development. This is the time that the parent can be able to determine a child’s with mental or physical challenge....   [tags: Child Development]
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Mental Health Panopticon - Prisons act as a total institution where inmates are put on a strict schedule and fall under one of the most gruesome forms of social control. Because of this, many inmates rebel resulting in prisons having to increase security and impose stricter punishments. As a result of this, less effort has been put into helping mentally ill inmates. The term panopticon, coined by Bentham illustrates the concept that the prison design would allow guards to see into cells but not allowing prisoners to see out....   [tags: prison systems]
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The United States’ Lack of Mental Health Care - About 75-80 million people in the United States are mentally ill to some extent (For the Mentally Ill, Finding Treatment Grows Harder). Many people are unaware of the treatments for the mentally ill and how few resources are available. Yes, if society looks from where society has come with the development of treatments, it has come a long ways. There is still more knowledge to be uncovered to ensure the United States gives the mentally ill care equal to what the United States gives the physically ill....   [tags: United States, health care, mentally ill]
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Is There a Relationship Betwen Mental Health and Homeless? - In this essay, the terms homelessness and mental illness will be defined. The cause of mental illness and that of homelessness will also be explored using different academic literature. The relationship between mental illness and homelessness will also be exploited using academic research materials to answer the question “Is a relationship between mental health and homelessness?” The term homelessness is complex to define. Homelessness is defined in different ways in different countries. Merriam Webster (2013) defines homelessness as having no home or a permanent place of residence....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Disorders] 2165 words
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Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System - Mental health and the criminal justice system have long been intertwined. Analyzing and understanding the links between these two subjects demands for a person to go in to depth in the fields of criminology, sociology, psychology, and psychiatry, because there are many points of view on whether or not a person’s criminal behavior is due to their mental health. Some believe that an unstable mental state of mind can highly influence a person’s decision of committing criminal actions. Others believe that mental health and crime are not related and that linking them together is a form of discrimination because it insinuates that those in our society that suffer from poor mental health are most l...   [tags: criminal behavior, borderline personality disorder] 1892 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 Mental Health of Individuals in the LGBT community - The mental health of individuals in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community is something that is a serious problem. For most of the history of the United States and many different parts of the world LGBT people faced much persecution and in some cases even death. This constant fear of discovery and the pressure that one feels on oneself when “in the closet” can lead to major mental distress. Research has shown that people who identify as LGBT are twice as likely to develop lifetime mood and anxiety disorders (Bostwick 468)....   [tags: discrimination, borderline personality]
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The Usefulness of a Holistic Model for Mental Health - In order to explain the experience of mental health, its complexity needs to be both understood and appreciated. There are diverse perspectives in mental health that are used for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. This essay will use the K272 Holistic Model to illustrate a framework that can help explain the experience of mental health. Alongside this model are the experiences of Hilary, a case study used within the course materials whose physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual/personal meaning dimensions reveal the factors that may have contributed to her mental distress (The Open University, 2010, p.31-51)....   [tags: assessment, diagnosis, treatment] 1623 words
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The Need for Mental Health and Strength in School - Positive mental health is the presence of mental strength, not just the lack of problems (Spratt, 2006; Weare, 2004). When looking at school environments, emotional prosperity of students and staff should be prioritized as a system of measurement for success (Seligman, 2011). School Wide Behavior Plans (SWBP) focus on managing the whole child for success, but only 6% of SWBPs are directed at school staff to support well-being (O'Dell et al., 2011). Seligman’s (2011) five-part model on the flourishing of well-being focuses on positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement, or PERMA....   [tags: teacher, peer relationships, students] 1246 words
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Correlation between Mental Health and Poverty - During the course of this year one in four people will experience a mental health problem. There is a lot of confusion over what mental health is and the best ways to help those who are in need. With reference to social policy provision this essay will analyse, what provisions are made for those people who suffer from mental health, and explore if there is a direct link between mental health and poverty, what is meant by mental health, what are the mental health policies and what are the relevant aspects in today’s human right frameworks....   [tags: relevant aspects in human right frameworks] 1307 words
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A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Counselor - It is a privilege to interview veteran therapists who are exiting the counseling arena after a long career in the profession. I was honored to shadow Lea Keylon, a seasoned counselor, who on the eve of retirement set aside time for a student interview. The enlightening interview opened my understanding to the importance of proper diagnostic coding for insurance reimbursements, the financial struggles of private practice, and the poignant effect of forensic counseling on therapist (L. Keylon, personal communication, March 26, 2010)....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Mental Health Stigma and the Healthcare System - The mental health stigma has become a prevalent issue in the world of medical care. It can prevent people from receiving proper medical care and the quality of care people may receive. Stigma is defined as members of groups who violate the norms established by the dominant or privileged group and, as such, are marked as deviant (Jr. and Kite). Stigma can also lead to discrimination. The way we can try and diminish the severity of the stigma is to create transparency and openness about mental illness....   [tags: medical care, hemoglobin]
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Impacts of Exercise on Mental Health and Learning - There are many benefits of exercise on the human body, not only physical, but mental. Research has proved that exercise can benefit your mental health and your ability to learn. Exercise has many positive effects on patients suffering from a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety. Exercise releases chemicals in the brain called serotonin, which is a mood booster. The chemical can combat depression and help alleviate some of the symptoms that come with it. Exercise is shown to alleviate 25 different medical conditions, whether through secondary or direct benefits, such as Alzheimer’s....   [tags: serotonin, resiliency, self-efficacy]
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Myths and Facts About Mental Health - Mental health myths and facts Our mental health is very important, just like our physical health. For the healthy body healthy mind is very important. Mental health provides us resilience i.e. ability to cope up with the stressors of daily life, it provides inner strength, emotional wellbeing and enables us to adapt with the changes of daily life. Despite of above mentioned importance of mental health, it is notable that mental health is neglected field generally across the world and in third world countries especially in Pakistan....   [tags: behavioral science, stress]
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Mental Health Disparities in Rural America - Mental Health Disparities in Rural America Mental healthcare has a long and murky past in the United States. In the early 1900s, patients could live in institutions for many years. The treatments and conditions were, at times, inhumane. Legislation in the 1980s and 1990s created programs to protect this vulnerable population from abuse and discrimination. In the last 20 years, mental health advocacy groups and legislators have made gains in bringing attention to the disparity between physical and mental health programs....   [tags: Illness, Disparity, Nurse Educators] 1699 words
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Aggression and Violence in a Mental Health Units - Assaults in the healthcare setting are recognized as a growing problem. In considering the violence and aggression in mental health units, the larger issue of violence and aggression in mainstream culture must not be ignored. It has been observed that physical attack in a mental health unit setting appear to be happening more frequently while the attacks include patient-to patient and patient-to-staff aggressive behavior. Most commonly, reporting of aggressive behavior toward healthcare staff is noted; however, it cannot be completely explained by patient characteristics or staff member behaviors (Foster, Bowers, & Nijman, 2006)....   [tags: Nursing Research Project]
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The Impact of Polygamy on Women's Mental Health - The topic has a close connection to the Humanities and Social Sciences field as it raises an issue of women’s marginalization and oppression being a part of polygamy implementation in society. In contemporary world when the women rights movements and feminism ideology play a prominent role in the international community, polygamy and its effects on women cannot remain unnoticed. Functioning on a base of religious beliefs, culture or traditions, polygamy in many communities is considered as an inevitable part of people’s lives....   [tags: humanity, social science]
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The De-Institutionalization of Mental Health Care - ... “In the US only 2 in 10 adults with common health problems receive care from a mental health specialist in any given year” (Patel et al., 2013, p. 1). This referenced article also suggests that mental health care should be integrated into routine heath care platforms, because this is the only feasible way to deal with the treatment gaps for mental disorders (Patel et al., 2013). If the primary care doctors are well trained to deal with these issues early detection may result in positive outcomes....   [tags: treatments, intervention, facilities]
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Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly - Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts that have been given by the US Census Bureau include: • In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million. • The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history • The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050....   [tags: well-being, immigrants]
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