I can completely change how you go about your day for the good or the bad. It is important for you to know that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you have bad mental health then you can do some things like; talk to people close to you and set personal goals, to help give yourself that peace of mind. It sometimes takes a long time to realize if you're healthy or not. But once you do, it's important to improve yourself and find coping mechanisms that help you reach your goals.
They are able to have access to doctors and therapy as well as medication that is needed to help make their life more stable (Gibbs, Dawson, & Ansley, 2010). Mentally ill people who are apart of CTOs help to get their medication figured out to make sure they are able to be stable while living in the public CTOs help to form a sense of security for the person in treatment because they are able to help with their illness and improve their health. It also helps to show a sense of security for society because they realize that mentally ill people are getting help and not going to be bothering them (Vaughn et al, 2008). With the people who undergo community treatment orders are to follow the treatment and care plan for 6 months, which within this time doctor can renew it at any time if they feel the patient needs more time following their prescribed treatment. This 6-month period helps to get patients in the routine of following doctor’s orders for medication and treatment to help get them stable for when they no longer work with
As a mental health counselor, I will be able to help those diagnosed with mental illness live better and happier lives. Living with a mental disorder is not easy and can be stressful to not only to the individuals but their families. Giving these people the proper support and treatment can help them manage better. However in order for me to do this, I would need to attend a graduate program and hold a masters degree in mental health counseling. During my studies in this program I would like to fully understand mental illness from all perspectives – biological,
Although deinstitutionalizat... ... middle of paper ... ...t of a movement for social rights. It was an idea proposed for the sake of allowing the mentally ill to be able to have more rights, just as every other socially neglected group would fight for theirs. Unfortunately, many mental patients have suffered and many others have been negatively affected or challenged simply because several things have not been taken into account for or more carefully thought out before proposing deinstitutionalization. Deinstitutionalization has created problems and challenges not only for the mental health system and communities, but major inconveniences and unfortunate events for mentally ill patients. Although it does sound rather harsh, there is good reason to argue that mentally ill patients would be better off in a more protected, careful, maintained environment than to have to face living in the real-world with a severe condition.
By empowering clients it may change their way of thinking, manage relationship in their life and the way they interact in their social environment (Walsh, 2013). Social workers help clients become aware of the conflicts with themselves and their surroundings that oppress or limit them and help clients become better able to free themselves from those constraints (2013). Those there are also limitations to empowerment practice. Clients may rely on the social worker’s guidance to seek solutions for their problems, referencing the social worker as an expert. Most importantly, a social worker cannot empower their clients if they themselves don’t have power.
Social workers must promote clients’ socially responsible self-determination. Social workers must work to enhance clients’ capacity and opportunity to change and to address their own needs. Through the importance of human relationships value, social work practitioners must recognize the importance of human relationships. Social worker practitioners must
As one can begin to feel for the client and to put themselves in their shoes, a social worker can be more effective in getting the clients’ needs met. In the study of Gerdes and Segal (2011) they concluded that “social work practitioners need to develop their own empathetic abilities to enhance their effectiveness with clients and to protect themselves with compassion or practice fatigue and burnout”. This shows that as a social work can get a client like Joseph who may be facing many problems, having empathy not only can help the client in getting the help need, but for the social worker to not get exhausted in the case. Moreover, as a social worker is engaging with a client such as Joseph who shows signs of other problems, but is not indicating them listening in the assessment and critically thinking can be essential. “The ability to carefully listen is critical in social work skill because you want to hear the client’s situation as she or he has experienced it, which might be different form your expectations” (Birkenmaier & Weger, 2013).
This directly corresponds with a social worker’s job of promoting self-determination in clients. As social workers we are there to assist in helping identifying goals, but not making them for the client. Self-determination is an important theme in both person-centered therapy and social work. In my opinion, empowering someone and enhancing their self-determination is one of the most important aspects of social work. Person-centered therapy was described with a few dilemmas that I feel social workers face as well.
Outpatient programs provide patients with more freedom of movement which allows them to maintain a regular commitment to family, work, and educational responsibilities. (Gifford, 2015). This service is also used for those that have already been a part of an inpatient rehabilitation program, yet still require some further support so they do not relapse. Both treatment types first seek to help the individual with their physical addiction and get them rehabilitated, and then focuses on the underlying causes of their addiction and help them deal with it to help prevent and avoid any relapse. Choosing which type of treatment is needed and which would best benefit the individual would need to be decided between the addict and their doctor or counselor.