Argumentative Essay On Mental Ill Health

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver – Mahatma Gandhi
Good health is central to human happiness and well-being. Without this, there cannot be complete peace and contentment in the world. It also makes an important contribution to economic growth, as healthy populations tend to live longer, are more productive, and save more. If we have better health, we have everything. It is what we always take for granted till we feel a bit under the weather. Over the years there have been incredible advancements in the world of medicine but a huge amount of people don’t have access to even basic healthcare.
Preventable ailments like Tuberculosis, malaria, poliomyelitis and HIV - AIDS still claim millions of lives each year, …show more content…

Stigma and discrimination against the ill prevent people from seeking mental health care. Misunderstanding and myths surrounding mental ill health are widespread. Despite the existence of several effective treatments for mental disorders, there is a belief that they are either untreatable or that people with mental disorders are incapable of making decisions or that mental illness doesn't exist at all. This stigma can lead to abuse, denial of basic needs, rejection and isolation and exclude people from health care or support.
Human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disability are routinely reported in most countries. Very few countries have an actual legal framework that adequately protects the rights of people with mental disorders.
Globally, there is huge inequity in the distribution of skilled human resources for mental health. Shortages of psychiatrists are among the main barriers to providing adequate treatment and care in low and middle-income developing countries. The rate of psychiatrists in high income developed countries is 170 times greater and for nurses is 70 times greater than the ones in the underdeveloped

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