Mental Illness Shouldn't Be Disregarded "The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it". Only 25% of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic towards their struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are a wide variety of "mental illnesses" which can all affect a person in different ways, some issues can compound things and lead to feelings that the only option is to lash out at the world and make them feel the pain they feel inside, i.e. school shootings and homicides. While others feel the need to lash out on themselves instead.
Considering that, the situation is difficult, as the object of social help is personality that is understood as a unique and solid system which is dynamic in itself. So the social worker in the process of social help encounters himself with the challenge to help a person to primarily restore his worthiness which would let him to solve his problems and not, conversely, resign and live with them. Yet the social work actually still impresses with its aspirations more than with concrete and tangible achievements or prestige (Kavaliauskienė, 2005). The objective of a social worker is noble, but often he confronts himself with unsolvable tasks. This situation raises because of the twofold orientation of social work: on one hand, it is directed towards a person, but on the other hand, to the society; that is, the direction goes towards a whole and towards its part – the community and the individual – by trying to reach their interaction and consistency.
We need to make people change the way we see and judge people. Our community should know mental illness does not cause violence. lack of treatment, lack of support causes violence. Society discrimination of people with mental health problems needs to be sorted out. I want to be part of mental health team that brings about a huge change in the society’s perception about mental health and create a stigma free
Social work is a unique profession with lots meaning, action, and the power to make a difference. I have interest to pull communities together, as one, help individuals and families find solutions, advance changes in social stance, promote social justice, and foster human and global well-being. Being a social worker is often a challenging yet rewarding career. Social work is a selfless and demanding field. I am great at listening, able to judge situations fairly and accurately.
The only other thing they have to do is to get the prescription refilled and check in with a care provider. Someone does not have to go to therapy and face their problem. Using medication as treatment is a more independent method of treating a mental illness. Additionally, in many cases “most mental illnesses can be diagnosed and treated very effectively”(Lieberman 3). Thanks to new technology there is medication for everyone “about 1 in 5 adults has a mental illness in any given year”(Symptoms and Causes- Mental Illness).
Annotated Bibliography Borum, R., Cornell, D., Modzeleski, W., & Jimerson, S. (2011). What can be done about school shootings? A Review of the Evidence. Educational Researcher, 39(1), 27-37. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.fiu.edu/stable/27764551 This magazine article targets students and parents with the purpose of preventing any more school shootings.
Therefore, it is important to discuss possible solutions to helping those who suffer get treatment. Mental health plays a huge role in the everyday lives of people and their physical health. While some think that mental health services are not important, should not be provided to many, and should not be available in schools, mental health care should be available to all who need it for free and be available in schools. Free mental health can help those struggling and the public be aware of the issues, help those get the help they need, protect the individual and
It is not just everyday people on the street who overlook mental illness. Doctors are guilty of doing it too. Health Affairs Journal claims doctors do not take mental health as seriously as physical injuries. The 2016 study from Health Affairs Journal concluded that medical professionals are less likely to help or follow up with patients with depression than they are with a chronic physical illness, like diabetes or congestive heart failure. This creates a negative bias in the medical field, which is where the mentally ill need help from the most.
As most teenagers spend most of their time in school, better prevention and intervention programs need to be in place. Teens should be given an environment where they feel comfortable telling someone how they feel. A key component in preventing teen suicide linked to depression is for the teens to feel socially connected to others, this protection factor has been linked directly to positive emotional health. Depression often stems from isolation, if teenagers are given a place where they no longer feel isolated, in essence, this could allow for reduction in the number of depression diagnosis’s and essentially leading to less teenage lives
On realizing this profession assists individuals to create a supportive social system that help clients to achieve their personal goals, motivated me even further, Dubois and Krogsrud stated,“social workers strived to release human power in order to ensure the well performance for individual and to release social power in order to promote social injustice”, my stance for what I believe social work to be was augmented in this reference (Dubois, 2004). More specifically, the purpose in Micro level is to enhance clients ' ability for social functioning and to match individuals with favorable