Unfortunately, not enough hospital beds and places to stay are available for all of those people who need hospital care, so hospitals must move people out to make room for new patients. The space for mentally ill patients has always been low, but it has dramatically dropped in the past few decades. A movement involving deinstitutionalization occurred in 1965, and was advanced by society’s worries about civil liberties of patients. Courts then decided to regulate the amount of patie... ... middle of paper ... ...ness As Precursor to Long- Term Care Reform." Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Apr.
To begin with, a number of researchers have in the past connected the high risk of deaths with lack of proper insurance. The same issue is critically argued by Wilper et al. some researchers have even gone to an extent of suggesting private health insurance, although costly, is more effective than public health insurance (Goodman). Note that, this is not the issue with Wilper et al study. In fact, Wilper et al compares health insurance and mortality rate, with their argument being that the lack of health insurance is the cause of 45,000 adult deaths that take place in America every year.
Depression “Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer” -Dorothy Rowe Depression is very common around the world today; millions of people are diagnosed with depression every year in America. There are many effects of this disease, some more serious than others. Depression can be linked to many different events that happen to a person to make them moderately to severely depressed. This disease can be very dangerous and sometimes fatal depending on how bad it is. However, some people think that depressed and suicidal people never show signs of their intention when, in general, they give off MANY signs that people tend to notice after the death.
Many of the mentally ill were treated in publicly funded hospitals up until the 1960’s. Due to budget cuts and underfunding of community mental health services we ... ... middle of paper ... ...aluating mental health courts as an ideal mental health intervention. Best Practices in Mental Health, 21-37. Lamb, H. R. (2004). Mentally ill persons in the criminal justice system: Some perspectives.
“According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2004), between 2000 and 2003, the number of Americans without health insurance rose from 1.4 million to an astonishing 45 million” (Rashford 5). It is my assumption that many Americans health is declining with the risk of dying early due to lack of insurance or no coverage at all. I believe a well budgeted universal healthcare plan is necessary to solve this critical issue. Although there has been a lot of debate over universal healthcare in America, we have made some progress going in the right direction. President Obama recently passed a bill so that Americans will be able to utilize these services.
Moral Model vs. Disease Model One major problem with America is that we tend to criminalize individuals that have a mental disorder, just as we do with people who have a drug addiction. We look at the moral model and assume that th... ... middle of paper ... ...e that much more interested in the topic because it is believed that due to my Grandma having depression it caused her to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a fairly young age in adulthood. The amount of individuals who deal with depression each year is astonishing. The website states that approximately 25 million Americans will receive at least one major depression outbreak just this year and only half will receive treatment for this disorder. Leaving this disorder untreated can lead too much more negative effects just like my Grandma experienced.
The positive effects behind the implementation of mental health is exponential, you can help impede shootings, reduce the amount suicides in the United States, and help former veterans who served for our country. Majority of the shooters today are almost always diagnosed with a mental health issue but never received proper help for it thus resulting in them going off and committing a dangerous act. The main issues that need to be addressed are the lack of reforms for mental health, the positive effects these reforms have on society, and the issues that arise from the lack of reforms on mental health. For the last three years alone the government cut 5 billion dollars of funding for mental health care affecting nearly all of the states in America. This is disturbing because the lack of adequate funding of these services leads to these untreated mentally ill individuals to commit crimes.
An average of 157,000 people ages 10-24 receive treatment at hospitals for self-inflicted injuries, most cause from attempted suicide according to Statistic Brains. Teenage suicide doesn’t just affect the victim, it also has negative effects the school/college, families, friends, the victim’s neighborhood, etc. Families easily sink into depression, friends might have regrets, blaming themselves for not realizing something sooner, and peers might feel as if they were part of the cause. The school might get stricter to prevent something like that from happening again. Colleges might get bad reviews if it becomes a repetitive problem.
Fifteen per cent of this population suffers from a mental illness. This is in contrast to the fifty per cent of the general population that will have a diagnosable mental illness at some point in their lives. After the millions of dollars that have flowed into psychiatric care at prison and jail settings, offenders who have psychological and substance abuse issues, which often overlap, are incarcerate without exposure to treatment. These ex-prisoners are later released into a community that has nothing to offer them: no employment, no treatment, no housing. This has led to drifting, homelessness, a new wave of mental decline and the chronic recidivism that we see today.
Post Traumatic Holden Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is defined as “a mental health condition that 's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it” (Mayo Clinic). It affects millions of people across America and interferes with their day to day lives. In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, Salinger hints towards Holden suffering from PTSD; this is shown through him mirroring traits of PTSD, having a cause of PTSD, and seeking help for PTSD. PTSD was discovered in the 1980’s, and was originally thought to be a sign of weakness to the army. Prior to the discovery, many soldiers were discharged from the army for not being able to face their experiences on the battlefield(NIH).