The stigma of mental health and stability has been a rampant issue for decades, although one that is frequently overlooked. Studies have shown that historical events such as the Industrial Revolution that caused massive migrations and poor living conditions for the middle and lower classes wreaked psychological havoc for generations. Many of these psychological effects like lower standards of professional satisfaction, and "regional patterns of personality and well-being" (Jasper Hamill) are still prominent today. In the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman explores the effects of mental health on women in the 1890s, and how the stigmas surrounding the topic of mental health lead to the oppression and unjust persecution
This is a good reminder that as the generations come there is a lot of resilience as indigenous people look for reconciliation from the Canadian government. At the same time, we see risk, where there are still many struggling with alcoholism, depression, violence, and neglect. As Child and Youth Care practitioners it is important to remember to meet the client on their level and where they are, whether it be at their house, at a treatment centre, or a recreation
Canada prides itself on being a multicultural country due to its large population of immigrants. Immigrants contribute greatly to Canada’s economy, culture and general society. Immigrants often come to Canada in search of a better life but they can encounter stressors that can have a large impact on their mental health. In this essay I will explore some factors that lead to mental health issues among the immigrant population, what prevents immigrants from accessing help and measures that could and should be taken to address this issue. Agyekum and Newhold (2016) note how “the health of immigrants has been observed to deteriorate within a few years of arriving in Canada, with the decline in immigrants’ physical and mental health said to be
Despite the progress in understanding the causes of mental illness and the tremendous advances in finding effective mental health treatments, far less is known about the mental health of minorities. Race, ethnicity, culture, language, geographic region, and other social factors affect the perception, availability, utilization, and, potentially, the outcomes of mental health services. Across racial and ethnic groups, a significant financial barrier also greatly affects mental health and the path to getting needed mental health care. Every society influences mental health treatment by how it organizes, delivers, and pays for mental health services. Therefore the provision of high quality, culturally and language appropriate mental health services, in locations accessible to racial and ethnic minorities, is essential to creating a more equitable
People often are guilty of letting things that are out of sight be out of their mind, but human rights should not be something overlooked. The imprisoned mentally ill has been often overlooked and there voices are not heard as they struggle everyday in inhumane conditions. The eight amendment states that no cruel and unusual punishments is to be inflicted upon the prisoners. Is the United Sates prison systems treating mentally ill prisoners according to the eight amendment? The largest prison rates belong to the United states and of those imprisoned, around the world, they are ten times more likely to be suffering from a mental illness (Mills, 2007).
It elaborates further on the concept of “jail diversion” explaining a program in Bexar County Texas that is having success in doing just that as well as helping mentally ill lead better more successful lives. The author states that there is a high percentage of homeless mentally ill in jails and too much is expected of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in regards to mental health care. This is corroborated in the readings of Slate et al. (2013) as police officers are described as “street corner psychiatrists” and “providers of “psychiatric first aid”. The author also describes the growing pressures on emergency rooms to treat mentally ill who are over twice as likely to be admitted to the hospital than those with other
y all across Canada there has been a big issue on Aboriginal homelessness, in this paper I will be talking about a program that has been created and planned of to what the program has to offer. Homelessness in Aboriginal population is in need of programs and services to make a change in the lives of those affected. The number has been estimated for homelessness in Canada is between 15,000 to 300,000 individuals experience homelessness in Canada (Segaert, 2012). Fortunately, things are changing slowly, more communities across the country are using point in time counts to determine the number of people who are homeless on a given night, and we are also now accumulating more reliable data on shelter usage (Segaert, 2012). The systemic
Hello Prof. Rocha and Fellow Classmates, This unit as well as the previous unit very well hit home with me, due to the fact, I have love ones who suffer from psychological disorders along with, myself. Namely, studies show that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. In the year of 2014 the statics revealed that, there are forty million adults within the United States ages ranging from eighteen and older (Health, 2014). Within this unit 's reading of the diverse types of theories and techniques employed to assist people struggling with psychological disorders in references to depression as well as, anxiety the therapy I found the psychodynamic therapy would be beneficial as a starting part of therapy
Social determinants of health and human development are influenced by the “quality and quantity of a variety of resources that a society makes available to its members, which can range from housing, education, and employment opportunities to the accessibility and quality of life” (YWCA Canada). When socio-economic challenges (poverty, unemployment, discrimination and racism) exist, human development is limited (Amnesty.ca). Limited educational opportunities, insufficient social services, lackadaisical attitudes of the government towards the wellbeing of Aboriginal women often place them in vulnerable positions for domestic abuse and homelessness (Donna, Jessie, Susan, Buffy,
Whereas 5% felt they had poor family and community support. The National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) have provided statistics on the rates of abuse and individual types of abuse the elderly are subject to in Ireland. The overall presence of elderly abuse in Ireland in the last year was 2.2% bringing the amount of people who have experienced mistreatment to an estimated 10,201. Financial abuse was the most prevalent in the last year with 1.3% suffering, 1.2% were recorded to have suffered psychological abuse, 0.5% of the elderly had been physically abused and sexual abuse was the least common form of elderly abuse at 0.05%. Of those who had reported being abused in the last 12 months, 25% of them had been subject to more than one type of abuse.
Medication administration errors occurs 34 percent more often than any other preventable error. These errors directly impact patient safety. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there are approximately one million patients harmed in hospitals across the United States. Studies support barcode scanning medication during medication administration can prevent this type of medication error (Marx, K., Stoudenmire, L.L., & Manasco, K.B., 2013). It is report that barcode medication administration (BCMA) may reduce medication administration errors by 86 percent (Gooder, V., 2012).
Mental Health Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities This paper addresses the mental health disparities among ethnic minorities and the advocacy for resolving these concerns. Access to mental health services refers to providers’ ability to give direct and timely services to consumers who request or need these services (La Roche & Turner, 2002). Mental health services have been significantly decreasing lately due to pressures to limit health care expenditures in general. The world has an ongoing growth of diversity. Unfortunately, ethnic minorities are identified as a population that is vulnerable to mental health disparities and face unique challenges (Holden et al., 2014).
It is generally accepted that poverty is a serious social problem in Canada, and one of its most obvious indicators is homelessness (Chappell, 2014). However, the practice of 'squeegeeing ' among entrepreneurial homeless youth in Toronto during the 1990s reveals that social welfare policy development did not address poverty and homelessness sufficiently at that time. In response to concerns about the income-generating practices of youth who are homeless, the Government of Ontario passed the Safe Streets Act (SSA) in 1999. The provincial government designed the SSA to regulate and eliminate indicators of poverty in public places, including squeegeeing and panhandling, rather than address the root causes of this social problem (Esmonde, 2002). The implementation of the SSA is detrimental to vulnerable individuals affected by poverty and homelessness in Ontario because it aims to enforce regulations rather than create valuable community supports and social programs.