Of the estimated 20.8 million people aged 12 or older influenced by drugs. “Most had some form of a substance abuse disorder in the past year, including 7.7 million people with an illicit drug use disorder and 15.7 million with an alcohol use disorder.”(How Many People) But how can we defeat such a massive problem? The drug epidemic is something that affects us all, everyone knows someone who is at the mercy of drugs.
In the United States, 9.4% of the students have considered suicide or attempted suicide, The suicide rate among teenagers in the United States is three times in the 1950s. (Gregg Henriques Ph. D.2014)When college students are unable to control the pressure, suicide will be their only choice. Stress caused by suicide is the second leading cause of death between 15 and 24 years of age. And the first reason is the stress caused by the depression.
Society as a whole has become less and less violent. Since 1991, reported crimes committed has dropped by almost double (Statista.com). Many people blame the AR-15 for most of the mass murders in America, and ask for the “assault” weapon to be banned. However, many details of the gun are skewed. In an article written by Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, she stated that of all the gun deaths in America, 60% were suicides; and even more contrary to belief, nearly double of the mass killings (4 or more deaths) were with handguns instead of rifles (statista.com).
Thirty-five percent of Americans recieve help from welfare every day, and if we drug test them that number would suddenly drop. Some individuals claim that drug testing would help individuals by putting them into treatment; however, there are several reasons why drug testing would not help recipients. While drug testing could recognize the individuals who need help, problems would be caused such as impacts on the person, the cost, and other impacts such as on children and poverty levels. I A. First, drug testing will cause problems with the money people are receiving. If the test is positive the recipient will have reduced income and they may not get any income at all (US Department of Health and Human Services 8).
The literature defines Amputation as partial or total surgical or traumatic separation of a part of the whole body. Finger amputation is a common injury with important consequences and can cause psychological changes, inability to perform daily activities, to work and permanent functional. Moreover, it also brings large direct and indirect financial loss to the patient and to the society. Workplace is where most of these injuries occur especially for the male population at productive ages. The NTDB (National Trauma Databank) shows in their study that in a period from 2000 to 2004 6,155 patients underwent finger amputation in the US, accounting for 69.1% of amputations.5 There is no national data in china on the incidence of traumatic amputations
According to disable world “Generally seeing a person in a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid, or carrying a white cane tells us a person may be disabled. But what about invisible disabilities that make daily living a bit more difficult for many people worldwide.” This quote proves that they can still do things by themselves so they don't need lots of help. Nearly 10% of america's population have a disability that’s considered a invisible disability. As stated by disabled world “Invisible Disabilities are certain kinds of disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area faced one of the most mass unknown murders that is still unsolved until this day. The murder, who exemplified himself as the “Zodiac,” kept in contact with the police and area newspapers using notes, confirming that he has murdered yet another citizen. Although the police were never able to identify the zodiac, they were able to gather information about him through letters he was sending to the police and newspapers. The zodiac killed up to about 40 people, but the police is estimating about 50, therefore the amount of killings still remains unknown. The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless.
Often, those who are most in need of mental health care tend to be the ones that receive the least amount of benefits from insurance companies and the federal government. Although mental health care is much more accessible today than it was in the past, there remain problems for those who suffer from mental illness and do not have the money, or insurance, to afford the care they need. This is a social welfare problem because many people who
Mental health care and gun violence meet at a very bumpy crossroad. According to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, “What we have seen – and a common theme among many of these mass shootings – is a theme of mental illness” (Flores). Adam Lanza, Seung Hui Cho, James Holmes, Elliot Rodgers, Aaron Alexis, and Dylann Roof: what do these six men have in common? They are all mass shooters that were diagnosed as mentally ill. All six of these men have failed to detect their illness and properly treat it.
In 1980 gun ownership was 47 percent, but quite recently it decreased to 31 percent. Correspondingly, 47 percent of Americans own a gun on their property, yet only 34 percent of Americans said they personally own a gun. 55 percent
There are a lot of times in a person 's life in which they will need a personal injury attorney. Some of those times are going to be more severe than others. Prescription errors, car accidents and wrongful deaths are some of the main cases that a personal injury attorney will usually take. Prescription errors occur more often than a person would think.
Benefits of Tele mental health program. Introduction. Mental Disorders is one of debilitation disorder of the brain that has multiple etiologies and that remains intractable even with the advancement of psychopharmacology and psychotherapies, because of not only the nature of the illness and the other factors but may be facing one of the biggest impact in care which is shortage of qualified clinicians to treat these patients. The share number of Americans that affected by mental disorders continues to rise with the most recent data from The National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) as one in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year of which about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental
These costs vary widely across the states, the national average gives insight into how steep the deductibles and premiums can be. For lower income Americans, The ACA subsidies have proven to reduce the premiums, but for an individual whom doesn’t meet the criteria for the subsidies will find it difficult to afford healthcare. In
“Only 28.5 percent of Americans with identifiable mental illness seek services annually,” and of those 28.5% only 11% were receiving the necessary medication (Rosenheck). The veteran population is more likely to experience traumatic brain injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which are one of the most substantial risk factors for homelessness (Fact Sheet: Veteran Homelessness). Not only are many non-veterans not seeking medical treatment for their mental illnesses, but many veterans as well are also not seeking the same treatment. This is apparent since there are 50% of homeless veterans who have a serious mental illness, which is not including those who have a mental illness that is not as apparent or life altering. Likewise, there are also 51% of homeless veterans living with a variety of disabilities, and 70% of
Events such as death, being wounded can mentally shut a person down, research has shown that traumatic events such as this caused veterans to end up homeless. Veteran affairs which are known as VA have treated more than 230,000 patients for serious mental illness such Bipolar Disorder and many patients have died about 13 to 18 years younger than the regular population Davis, C. L. (2012). There was a study for veteran participants for mood disorders (CIVIC-MD), and the purpose of the study was to identify amend individuals and treatment factors connected to harmful outcomes with Bipolar Disorder Copeland, L. A. (2009). Homelessness in VA patients with Bipolar were reported 12% and 55% in a lifetime, in an analysis there were current medication was freely associated with lower risk of lifetime homelessness (odds ratio [OR] = 0.80 per point range 0-4; 95% confidence level interval [CI]= 0.66, 0.96) Bipolar is caused by homelessness in