People with a mental illness are often feared and rejected by society. This occurs because of the stigma of mental illness. The stigma of mental illness causes the perception of individuals with mental illnesses to be viewed as being dangerous and insane. They are viewed and treated in a negative way. They are almost seen as being less of a human.
These disabilities are seen as weakness in our society that hence contribute to the stereotype that leads to the discrimination against the disabled. • There are a significant number of people who instinctively hate the disabled, although it is disgusting to behold such behaviour, it is not incomprehensible. • Deep in our idea of ourselves is a picture of what human beings are supposed to be like. This is physical as well as moral. If people deviate notably from the norm, many find it unsettling.
Societies will always have problems that cause some sort of reaction from individuals who believe that their social stability is being endangered. There have been a number of moral panics which have captivated society in terror and more often than not, owing to unfamiliarity. This essay will discuss the perception of a moral panic and will look at the case of the September 11th Terrorist attack against the United States of America, which triggered a colossal conflict of morality within modern day society. This essay will also analyse terrorism as a perceived deviance, the role of the moral entrepreneur and folk devil, in order to develop a level of understanding to the causes of this particular moral panic and its effects on society. A moral panic can be defined as a phenomenon, frequently initiated by disquieting media and reinforced by responsive laws and public policies, of embellished public concern, angst or anger over a perceived danger to societal order (Krinsky, 2013).
This is a pertinent concern in our society because of the way this prejudice affects the mentally ill. Not only are they faced with feelings of insecurity about who they are, but they also are subject to be treated as less than equals, and are seen as outcasts. As any logical person would conclude, this does in no way help the person going down the path of recovery. When what they would need is understanding and acceptance by their surroundings, they are faced instead with distrust and fear by others. There are many matters that are being debated and argued about that are less pressing than erasing the stigma. People are affected with mental disorders daily and it does not only have an impact on the person but as well as on society’s progress; its mentality and its development.
Also, it can lead they see no worth in themselves beca... ... middle of paper ... ...lves with the problems and never seek others for help. They are unsure with what they are doing and become unconfident with themselves. According to these issues, bully is factor that affects a whole humanity; it leads normally people become self-aware, forces to commit self-destruction, and Precarious with them. Works Cited Brotheridge, Céleste, and Raymond T. Lee.
Slurs, such as retard, loser, lazy, and weirdo are often hurled at them. It is dangerous because verbal--and emotional--abuse is often not recognized as harmful. Victims face unseen threats which cause them to feel unsafe in their daily lives. This form of abuse is extremely detrimental and destructive to a person 's health. It can lead to feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty, and cause severe damage to the victim’s self-esteem and self-worth.
Depression is a psychiatric condition that receives a lot of negative stigma. Most of society believes that this condition is a glorified sad state and is something that their friends and family would never have. They believe this condition is not a serious one and is simply an emotion someone is having at the moment. As I will explain, all of these beliefs are misconceptions that have caused society to view depression negatively, as just a mood such as happiness or sadness. By definition, depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness and lost of interest.
Checking specific body parts, comparing body parts to others, and camouflaging the defected area are characterized behavior of this disorder. Individuals that suffer from this disorder also tend to stray from social situations due to their fear of being critiqued. The individuals who suffer from this disorder have a lack of understanding of their condition; hence, they don’t comprehend that their way of thinking is distorted. The majority of Body Dysmorphic Disorder sufferers report feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless due to, their perfectionist tendencies and impossibly high self-standards (Wolrich, 2011). A... ... middle of paper ... ...K. A.
Constant harsh critiquing on anything is bad because people who do this don't see any other options. They don’t accept the opinions of others and they remain convinced in their own minds that only they are right. Eventually, these people dismiss others and hurt others, making those around them feel bad about themselves. Very often these people alienate those around them and they wind up alone and as miserable as they make others feel. The results of constant harsh criticism are serious and they affect people differently.