Reflective Essay On Mental Health

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Mental Health Journal How important is it to have a good mental health? A healthy individual is not only defined due to their physical characteristics but also their capabilities to maintain a healthy mind and social well-being. Nowadays, I feel like many people focus more on their physical health, and not paying much attention to how to improve their mental well-being. Although, I recognized that different factors contribute to this. I have observed in the news, television, and social medias about people committing suicide in different sorts of ways. Likewise, one of my patient, Ms. F, who has a series of history on how she tried to kill herself due to her mental illness. According to Votruba, Eaton, Prince, & Thornicroft (2014), “Mental …show more content…

It affects our relationship with other people and our self, and the way we function in life. I feel like many people are not seeking help because they are afraid of being judge for coming to a hospital due to a mental illness. Moreover, they are often victims of “social exclusion, stigma and discrimination” (Almazeedi &Alsuwaidan as cited in Vortruba et al., 2014, p. 284). Before I started nursing school, I was terrified of people who have mental disabilities because I was afraid that they are going to hurt me, and I did not want to associate myself with them. However, as the program progress, I learned more information about mental health and disorders, especially this term. Also, my encounter with Ms. F, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Due to her command hallucination, Ms. F has inflicted a knife into her neck and wrist in the past, which has eventually turned into scars. Mental issues may develop due to trauma, social care, poverty, and poor access to health care (Vortruba et. al, 2014). I think that lack of education as well, there is not much promotion or encouragement about how we can take care of our mental health. Although we can see its effect, many people suffer from mental issues that are not even diagnose, and the victims that I usually see are young people. I find that the key solution that that they find is to commit suicide. This event is very alarming not only to family, but also the …show more content…

The treatments are not readily be available for many people. “Government spending on mental health compared with the burden of disease is creating an enormous mismatch, and substantially contributing to globally low rates of treatment of people with mental disorders (known as the’ ‘treatment gap’’) (Vortruba et. al, 2014, p.

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