Positive Effects Of Mental Health

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Currently in the UK the mental health act states that one must be at risk of harming oneself or others, Contrary to popular belief most psychotic people are not violent, This view have created by the sensationalist media coverage, surrounding rare occasions when someone label as with a mental patient commits a crime or responsible for a murder (Nursing times 2012).This reinforces the ideas that mental health patient are violent and out of control and gives credibility to current system and force medication. According, Government statistics it is 13 time more likely to be murdered by a sane people than someone with schizophrenia. However the government have intended also to introduce new legislation increasing compulsory detention and force…show more content…
On the other hand, labelling can be positive effect because if the mental disorder is seen as an illness the privileges of the patient’s role might be granted and patients may not be held responsible for their illness. Labelling can also produce positive consequences , for instance the patient be identified with the appropriate treatment and access to counselling or to a social worker, by contrast labelling have negative stereotypes and stigmas which will can cause isolation , unhappiness and may also prevent them from receiving treatment (Cunningham, and Cunningham,…show more content…
In addition, labelling of schizophrenia has been highlighted as important barriers for integrating them into society (Nursing Times 2012). Health professionals have an important role to play in addressing discrimination and stigma. Unfortunately, many with schizophrenia do not receive the psychiatric treatment they need, as individuals often do not seek services until crisis point due to stigma, some patients frequently do not remain in treatment once they begin. On the other hand McKenzie, (2007) has suggested those schizophrenia patients who are in contact with the mental health services; stigma remained the largest barriers to them receiving treatment. Additionally, research has shown that psychiatric doctors, nurses and social workers stigmatised schizophrenia patients due to their own perception and the portrayal of schizophrenia through the media (Nursing Times, 2012). Whilst stigmatisation is evident in the work force, with over 50 percent of schizophrenia patients are unemployed; stigma also carries a burden of care for family and carers offering support for the individual living with the condition. Stigmatization remains evident in society, within individuals themselves, and among health

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