Advertisers sell their products in a that objects women, because it catches the attention of a male consumer, but it also charms the female consumer because it can make her look like the ideal figure of a perfect woman. The irony in this idea is that the “perfect women” or the ideal woman with the unblemished skin, perfect figure and perfect hair does not exist. Kilbourne also stated in her talk series that “women learn from an early age that they have to have a perfect figure. I personally do not think it is possible for a woman to possess all the perfect characteristics and features at the same time. All throughout different kinds of advertisements on television, magazines, etc., our culture has been molded to believe that there is a such thing as a perfect woman which is nearly impossible to become no matter how hard one tries.
There are few common risk factors of adolescent depression. Parental separation, sexual abuse, experience of shame, gender, relationship with peers have been known as the common risk factors for adolescent depression. Aslund, Nilsson, Starrin and Sjoberg (2007) argues that psychosocial factor, such as parental separation, sexual abuse, shaming experiences, and unemployments of the parents can be the risk factors for adolescent depression. For this study, 5,048 adolescent from Sweden were surveyed about depression, separation of parents, sexual abuse, unemployment of parents, and their shaming experiences. The results of the survey found that these psychosocial factors were affecting adolescent depression.
The media portrays these unrealistic standards to men and women of how women should look, which suggests that their natural face is not good enough. Unrealistic standards for beauty created by the media is detrimental to girls’ self-esteem because it makes women feel constant external pressure to achieve the “ideal look”, which indicates that their natural appearance is inadequate. There has been an increasing number of women that are dissatisfied with themselves due to constant external pressure to look perfect. YWCA’s “Beauty at Any Cost” discusses this in their article saying that, “The pressure to achieve unrealistic physical beauty is an undercurrent in the lives of virtually all women in the United States, and its steady drumbeat is wreaking havoc on women in ways that far exceed the bounds of their physical selves” (YWCA).
Minority sexual orientation is also associated with higher levels of mental health morbidity in Australian women. Over 34.8 per cent of lesbian and bisexual women had been diagnosed with depression by a doctor compared to 22.8 per cent of women in the general population. Almost one in five (19.3 per cent) lesbian and bisexual participants in a West Australian study reported current treatment for a mental health problem including anxiety, depression, and stress-related problems compared to 8.5 per cent of women in the general population. Stigmatisation, discrimination and lack of social support may play a role in explaining poorer mental
The representation of gender in mass communications has been a hugely debated topic for years and will continue to be one for many more years to come. The media plays a big role in how they want to portray a gender to the public. They create certain stereotypes through the role of a gender in order to attract a large audience and interest to sell a product, brand or image. Media is so important in today’s society, people spend hours and hours each day watching TV, browsing the Internet and reading magazines. There are so many images of men and women in the media today that it certainly has an impact on the viewer’s thoughts and sense of identity.
They may feel that they are stigmatised by this as there is a lot of false information and ideas about what dementia is like and what dementia does to people, and the individual may actually be avoided by friends and family member who fear the condition. This is almost certainly going to have a negative impact on the person's self-esteem. Dementia
They also believe that children and teenagers may not handle learning about mental health the correct way. Those who argue against teaching about mental health in schools argue that “[educators] are causing widespread confusion among the majority when we engage [children] in discourse about mental health” and that they “might be encouraged to pathologize their emotions” after watching a video. (Gill n.p.). The author of the article is claiming that only a minority of people are affected by mental illness. She is also arguing that children might think of their emotions as “wrong” even though they are not, suggesting that they cannot handle learning about mental illnesses.
Many of the people who suffer from mild social anxiety sell themselves short academically or professionally, such as not getting the best education available or becoming their preferred career because they cannot handle the social interaction that comes along with it. However, there are some that deflect the issue of social anxiety and say that the people suffering are just very shy. That may be the case in some people, but if it gets to the point where the person cannot function properly in their daily lives, then something is wrong. Dr. Richard Heimberg of Temple University’s Adult Anxiety Clinic provided more insight on this stance, saying that people who are just “shy” tend to become more comfortable the more they are exposed to situations, but people with social anxiety do not. People with social anxiety display avoidant behavior, where they purposefully avoid situations that involve social interaction.
(Depression and Anhedonia”, 2009) states, “Anhedonia is one of the main symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). It is the loss of interest in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities. People suffering from clinical depression lose interest in hobbies, friends, work”. This simply shows that when someone is dealing with Depression it makes them unable to show interest in things they were once interested in, making it harder to look at things positively and find pleasure in the good things in life. To prove this point, a professor named Aaron Heller did a study of the brain to show that individuals with Depression have a less positive response to certain things than someone without Depression.
It is the way that we asses and judge ourselves, even though others may not see why we think this way about our own looks or thoughts. This may even be where low or high self esteem comes into play. Having very low or very high self esteem can cause many problems for some people, and can even affect others around them. A negative impact of self esteem that is too high is narcissism According to Life-Span development, narcissism is a self-centered approach towards others. Narcissists do not realize how they are acting or how others see them, which causes even more issues for the person that is a narcissist because they cannot see where they are doing wrong.
This community of individuals face a disproportionately high prevalence of both trauma and PTSD. One study states that prior to being homeless or running away “approximately 75% of homeless youth report being emotionally, physically, or sexually abused by their families and note these issues are key reasons for running away” (Bender, Ferguson, Thompson, Komlo, & Pollio, 2010). This study states that after being homeless “85% of homeless youth report exposure to at least one form of victimization… which often compound previous trauma symptoms developed before leaving home” (Bender et.al., 2010). This previous abuse leaves the adolescents vulnerable and open to further victimization which can intensify traumatic experience. The adolescents that then fail to remove themselves from these toxic situations, or don’t seek treatment, are at an extremely high-risk for then developing PTSD (Bender et.al., 2010).
The treatment of the mentally ill is a problem. Most people who are mentally ill are being mistreated and not receiving proper treatment, whether it be in mental institutions, prisons, and even in general society. There is no excuse for this mistreatment of the mentally ill, but there might be an explanation. The explanation is that many people do not understand the mentality of those who are not sound of mind. People do not see them as actually ill, as they would someone who has a physical disease.
Drugs can alter the mind and prevent people from thinking logically and be a depressant. Finally death can leave someone feeling alone and guilty. Depression can be a down spiral of all these things or it can be a simple problem. When people don 't know how to handle the situation and feel they cant go to someone that 's when suicide to them
There has always been the “moody teen” problem, but clinical depression takes it a step further. As Lydia Bjornlund, author of Depression, states, “Experts believe that more than half of all people suffering from depression do not get proper treatment.” (Bjornlund