Canadian Mental Health Case Study

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It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness at some point throughout their life (Diana, 2013). People living with mental illness have had to fight the stigmas created by society. The lives of people with mental illnesses are targeted everyday by the stigma and are stereotyped by it. Stigma is reality for people with mental health conditions and they face many more challenged are barriers than people without a mental health condition. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the greatest barrier they face is people judging them and take pity on them because they are seen as less superior to the population that don’t live with the stigma attached to them (2017). “Mental illness is a single, rare disorder” (Shatter the Stigma, 2017). It is thought that all mental illnesses fall under one umbrella, but in fact that’s not true. There are a variety of mental health issues such as; anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and many more. Each mental illness is a variation on the theme of brain chemistry, affecting things like a person’s mood and perception (Rettew, 2015). Each of these mental…show more content…
It is believed that once a person develops a mental health condition, then they can never be cured. In fact, people can and do recover from mental illness. There are a variety of treatments, services, and supports that can help an individual overcome mental illness (Canadian Mental Health Association, 2017). With that being said, the road to recovery may not be easy, there are many challenges that people have to face, mentally, physically, and emotionally. In a recent post, Rosenberg states that: “the treatment success rate for bipolar disorder is a remarkable 80 percent. The recovery rates for other serious mental illnesses follow suit: major depression (65‐80 percent), schizophrenia (60 percent) and addiction (70 percent)” (Rosenberg,

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