Mental illnesses are plaguing the world. Because mental illnesses are not seen, society often writes of depression and anxiety as something that is not real. Mental illnesses are complicated and take a while to understand and diagnose. Mental illnesses need to be recognized at a young age in order to be able to treat them. When someone is asked to go out but the person is sick, it is immediately ok and the person will understand.
Stress is overlooked by many as unimportant in the upkeep of mental health, yet research shows that stress from the work environment is a large contributor to health problems. A proper education in the subject would be to learn why and how stress affects us; the symptoms of the problem along with who is most at risk; and finally what relief measures from stress are available. I feel that being properly informed on the subject can have lifelong benefits to enhance and prolong life at work and outside the work setting. High levels of distress over prolonged periods of time can affect our psychological or mental health. The chances of developing obsessive compulsive and related anxiety disorders greatly INCREASE WHEN TRYING TO DEAL WITH WORRY AND TENSION.
Even if you don’t suffer from stigma, it can have a large indirect impact on your life. Mental health is one of the largest ignored issues of today. It is affecting large and small communities around the world. Mental health skeptics really are pushing the world back, and until this issue is no longer, we can’t be expected to move forward as a people. Everyday people are mourning someone who has chosen to take their own life as a result of mental illness, yet what are we doing to combat it?
The stigma process tends to discredit whoever it is targeting through the use of labeling, stereotyping, and separating. Once a stigma has become so great that it has created an “us” vs. “them” separation affect “those targeted start to believe and accept the stereotypes,”(Link et al. 2004) regardless of how fal... ... middle of paper ... ...althy they have a positive sense of self-feeling empowered to reach their full potential and enjoy life. A mentally healthy person isn’t happy all the time but they are able to get past hardships and don’t let failure control their lives. Being mentally healthy can be challenging for all but those facing the additional stigma and challenges with mental illness have a harder time maintain this balance.
For many sufferers, living with the stigma of mental illness is an everyday external and internal battle. Precisely, the factors such as: discrimination, social rejection and humiliation are only few of the issues experienced by the consumers (Horsfall, Cleary & Hunt, 2010). As a result, many sufferers lose their self-esteem and begin to exclude themselves from social settings, that consequently make the road to recovery more complicated (Cruwys & Gunaseelan, 2015). Some strategies that could combat these issues include consumer-led training, nurse-led training and further research into improving sufferer’s self-image. For example, the general life experiences of the consumers play a main role in the individuals’ decision making abilities, but when subjected to challenges these abilites might be positively or negatively affected.
The Stigma on Mental Illness “I was feeling really depressed yesterday.” “She looks so anorexic.” “I’m really OCD about my room.” “My boyfriend is acting so bipolar.” We all hear variations of these sentences daily and may even use them ourselves. Although it is not intended to cause harm to anyone, mental illness should not be phrased as adjectives. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says that one in five Americans has a mental illness but those seeking help are not taken as seriously as they would be if they were exhibiting a physical health problem. According to the NHS Human Services, “92 percent of people with physical health problems receive the treatment they need, but by comparison, only 26 percent of people with mental
Most importantly, collecting testimonies from people who are dealing with a mental health disorder.I find this to be extremely important because we become aware that isolation, forced medication/over use of medication, use of leather strap downs, do not work. As the result of being uninformed “people with mental illness are robbed of the opportunities that define a quality life: good jobs, safe housing, satisfactory health care, and affiliation with a diverse group of people.”(Corrigan and Watson. 2002). As we are begin to understand the good and bad about the diagnosis we also see systemically what is not working for mental health community. For the overall mental health culture, they way people perceive mental health needs to change in order to alleviate the stigma attached to the topic.
Uninvolved and uninformed patients are less likely to accept the doctor 's choice of treatment and less likely to do what they need to do to make the treatment work (Saintsing 356,357). Errors are all too frequent in medicine, Building a Safer Health System estimated that as many as 98,000 deaths, due to a medical error, occurs in the United States (Laure 770). The emotion aspect of an error is colossal. The families of the patient struggle with recovery. When the error happens, relatives often guilt themselves for not keeping close watch on their loved ones.
I think that a reason that people do not come out to get help is because they are seen as weak and weird people. Studies show that 50% of people would tell their friends or co-workers that a family member had a mental illness whereas 72% of people would tell them if the family member had cancer. I think that the world needs to be educated more on what Mental Illness actually is and how it can happen to anybody because of the fact that 27% of people in the workplace are fearful of being around somebody that is Mentally Ill and only 49% of Canadians would socialize with a friend that they knew had a Mental Illness. These statistics disgust me and they go to show just how uneducated our population is on Mental Illness. The effects of the stigma around Mental Illness also affect the workplace because people who have extreme social anxiety or depression might be too ill to find a job so they will
Thankfully, in today’s society, people can assist others who are suffering of mental illnesses. Although, Lennie tries to fit in by becoming a hard worker, and have the support from George covering his back. It still leads to a complete disaster after Lennie got in to trouble, causing George to give him up, to prevent George from getting fired more often. On the other hand, people today are educated enough to understand the individual’s needs, and recommend that they should seek help. Even so, some people today under estimate what people with mental illnesses are capable of.