Lastly, many adult facilities do not provide mental health treatment. Furthermore, numerous adolescents who become incarcerated are struggling with other mental health problems. Therefore, they need the treatment that adult facilities either do not provide or are inadequately equipped to do so (Adolescent Development and Competency Guidebook,
To answer the questions of if our government provides enough support to those suffering from mental health condition we should analyze our government versus all the others, health organizations, mental health conditions, and health standards, we should also inquire information about whether the government has better things to do. Weak individuals with mental illnesses are shunned because of the stigmas we have adapted. We would throw those with mental illnesses into a cell and never give them hope to live. We thought that they couldn 't think for themselves.
It is a significantly deviant thoughts, emotions, cognitions and behaviors which interfere significantly with an individual’s functioning in personal, cognitive, emotional, family, social and vocational area. Abbreviations: Introduction: Mental illness is the major contributor to the global burden of the diseases worldwide. Although mental health is an integral component of total health but still it is largely neglected field. The aim is to know the existing explanations about mental illness among general public. World Health Organizations(WHO)reported in 2002,154 million people globally suffered from depression,25 million people
When focusing on homeless youth, it will be challenging due to the amount of stress and issues they are dealing with from living outside a stable household. A homeless shelter that primarily focuses on the youth has brought on a negative impact because of the lack of social support with the youth and the amount of rules and regulations that homeless child has to follow. Too many rules in a child-centered shelter could cause a homeless child that has been living on their own or a financially unstable household to leave the shelter and return to their previous lives. Usually a child that has grown up in the streets describes youth-centered shelters as being the worst of both worlds, lacking the social support they need and enforcing to many strict rules for them to follow (Andrea Krusi,
Juveniles being tried as adults in the justice system face the same penalties as adults, including life without parole, will receive little or no education, mental health treatment, or rehabilitative programming. Transferring adolescents to the adult system is counterproductive and even harmful because adult facilities cannot meet the special needs of the juvenile offender. Trying juveniles as adults they will obtain an adult criminal record that may significantly limit their future education and employment opportunities. This choice to try juveniles as adults put them at greater risk of assault and death in adult jails and prisons with adult inmates. The ultimate outcome of transferring juvenile offenders to adult prisons is overwhelmingly
Studies have also found that South Asians seem to not improve with treatment as much as other Asian groups (Ying and Hu, 1994). The reasons for this difference are many; it has been found that minorities in treatment may often not have access to mental health services, and/or they may receive a poorer quality of treatment. Minorities are also underrepresented in mental health research, which would lead to lack of knowledge of culture specific disorders, or culture specific symptoms of disorders, making it difficult to diagnose their disorders (U.S public health services, 2001). Cultural beliefs regarding how to deal with components of mental illness may be contrary to what professional helpers may require people to do. This may cause suspicion and confusion and may further dissuade people from seeking professional help, preferring to keep to their traditional practices.
Though the prisoners are not there for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, ethical rights are being ignored. How can a someone carry out their sentence rightfully if the focus is taken away from them and put on the judgment of the courts and justice system? Prison overcrowding is without a doubt problematic and inhumane. The mandatory sentencing laws, lack of attention on
Solitary confinement not only fails to rehabilitate but often times causes extensive damage to the minds of the incarcerated. It is no secret that solitary confinement has adverse effects on prisoners and can lead to mental breakdowns as well as suicide. In an article by Alayna Demartini titled “Long Terms in Solitary Can Warp Minds, Critics Say” guest speaker and director of the Human Rights Watch , Jamie Fellner asserts that “Leaving inmates alone for days with little or no outside contact can be harmful to their psychological health”(Demartini 3). The inmates that are the worst damaged are those who enter solitary with an existing low mental health as well as juveniles are at high risk of psychological damage.
One reason that explains why immigrants do not seek help is the language barrier that immigrants struggle with. The fact that “mental health treatment relies on direct verbal communication rather than objective tests as for physical illness …” (Kim et al., 2011, p.104) makes it really difficult for immigrants with low English proficiency levels to accurately describe their symptoms to a doctor further isolating them without receiving professional help. Many cultures also consider mental health issues “taboo” and might not have direct translations for such issues. (Simich, 2010, p.20).
Many ethnic minorities, and often times U.S citizens as well, do not know the amendments that protects them. For example, the fourth amendment that gives people the right to deny any unreasonable searches without a warrant. “Many Americans do not know what the 4h Amendment of the U.S constitution actually says or what it requires of the police” (pg.61). Many times fear takes over an individual and therefore, he/she feels forced to do what an officer requests them to do when in reality they have the right to deny them. When people get pulled over or have a police officer knocking on their door makes individuals feel unlawful.
It is clear to see that if incarcerated individuals could vote while in prison many negative factors they face would be prevented. However, Politician’s wouldn’t want this to happen because they know that this would go against or hurt their campaign for many reasons, one being they wouldn’t be able to successfully persuade both incarcerated individuals and those of us in society due to one party (incarcerated individuals or citizens) being able to benefit from the promises of the candidate and one not. This wouldn’t be beneficial to those who oversee private prisons either because they would be prosecuted if the truths came to light about the mistreatment and injustice of those who are in jail face in their day to day lives. These wrongdoings could be changed in many ways but if I had to step up and do it personally I would demonstrate through signing a petition or marching for change. Signing a petition that would speak out and highlight things that need to change to ensure a safe life for their inmates would ultimately cause the overseers to consider my proposition to prevent a scandal.
Another reason to not criminalize the homeless is all of the costs associated with criminalizing them. Many do not stop and think of all of the costs that come along with laws against the homeless. Not to mention the costs when the laws become stricter and are enforced more heavily. According to Scott Keyes, a writer for thinkprocess.org, “When you consider all the associated costs of criminalizing homelessness — court fees, judges’ time, officers’ time, money spent jailing people, not to mention all the associated medical costs of keeping people on the streets — it makes little financial sense for cities to continue passing these types of ordinances”(Keyes). This quote is just an outline of what the costs are, it does not actually tell you how
If sex offenders are addicted to drugs or alcohol, it is much harder for them to receive help from treatment centers because many of the programs cannot take in sexual offenders. Also, they may face a hardship when it comes to finding a job, because many places will not hire people who have a felony. Sex offenders will also have a hard time finding a place to live because a landlord can refuse to let the offender rent from them. They also have to be a certain distance away from any schools, playgrounds etc. Some risk factors for drug use found with sex offenders include; family history of addiction, being a male, mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Less than ten percent of mental health cases in the African American community is reported to health center. However, that statistics does not cover the amount of people who suffer from these behind closed doors. There is a stigma place in the Black community, that if you seek or speak out about your mental Illness you are perceived as weak or less of a person. The question that have arose is where this stigma stemmed from. Through research, the most reoccurring explanation is that there is not enough mental health care centers in areas that black people are populated.
Disparities are all around us and can account for inequality that is seen among different race, in education, business, politics and even healthcare. Inequality can affect all aspects of a person’s life. In the United States it is unfortunate that every citizen is not privy to the same quality of healthcare. This is one of the major challenges and growing issues for the United States healthcare system. The gap in care is derived from racial, ethnic, gender differences in populations.