In my first 19 years, I grew up in a small town in Northern China. My small hometown was lagging behind than some coastal city, such as Guangzhou and Shanghai, especially in social economy and education. Most of people live in my hometown have strongly stereotypes, for example girl should stay at home rather than go to school to study, or people who have mental illness would be seem as same as cancer and others should stay away from them. I still remember it happened in a winter morning when I just turned 6 year old. It was around 4 to 5 AM, I suddenly awakened by a very noise female voice from outside, actually that was a lady singing a song on the street. I recognized this lady is one of my neighbours who live just next two units from my house. She was ‘famous’ in our community because she has been labelled as an abnormal and dangerous people. I still remember my all friends’ parents told them that ‘Do not close the lady who live in Unit 3, she is crazy and dangerous person and she will hurt you, so stay away from her’.
There were many types of stories about that lady, but all these stores were based on she got mental illness this truth. Children in my area called her ‘a crazy witch’. That is a very humiliating stigma to her, even to anyone who has mental illness. I knew she hurt by tha...
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...ervisor and let she deal with it. Thus, I failed my first mission in my placement. It is a pity that she is the only one client who has mental illness but I could not help her until I finished my placement in last month. I was thinking why that happened and why I could not use my knowledge to help her. Through my failure case study that I strongly realized that theory is not same as practical experience, and what I learned mental health knowledge is based on the general psychological perspective. I think it will be totally different as what I am studying now. Here is the reason why I choose to study this course because I think this mental health course is more specifically focus on social work perspective. I hope this course can help me to rebuild my confidence back to deal with different clients with different levels or types of mental illness in my future career.
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