Resilience is referred to as the ability to “sustain psychological stability in the face of stress” (Combes-Malcome, 2007). Positive outcomes associated with resilience are the alleviation of the negative effects of stress, the promotion of adaptation, and the development of effective coping skills to deal with change and adversity (Ahern, Kiehl, Sole, & Byers, 2006; Richardson, Neiger, Jensen, & Kumpfer, 1990). Resilience is an important factor for preventing the development of psychopathology and maintaining optimal functioning, physical health and psychological health despite stressful life circumstances (Ryff & Singer, 2003). Many researchers believe that resilience can be strengthened because it is not a “hard-wired” personality trait
Introduction Mental disorders refer to a wide range of mental conditions the affect the mood, thinking and behavior of an individual. Examples of mental disorders include; depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorder and addictive behavior. Many people in Kenya go through some kind of mental health concern from time to time, but this mental health concerns will deteriorate in to mental disorders when persistent signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and effect on an individual’s ability to function properly. Mental disorders account for a huge portion of disease that is largely misunderstood and ignored. Annually about 30% of global population are affected by a mental disorder of some kind and only less than a third of those
One in five people in America suffer from a form of a mental health disorder (Mental health). Many people, especially children, develop severe mental illnesses which are usually left untreated for a very long time. Mental illness is becoming more and more common in today’s society. With more younger kids becoming vulnerable to possible mental health disorders, schools should be taking note. Schools in the United States should require mental health screenings; mental health problems can start very early on in life, school violence could be prevented, and suicide rates could go down.
A VISION FOR MENTAL HEALTH POLICY IN IRELAND The current policy framework for mental health in Ireland is called, ‘A Vision for Change (2006). This policy sets out a framework for mental health strategy in Ireland and emphasizes how a collaborative approach between Government, professionals, service users and carers is the best way forward. My rationale for choosing this policy is the fact that I have suffered from depression and a general anxiety disorder since the age of 14, and this will be the main subject of the essay. The intention is to define what a mental health issue actually is, how it can have an effect on the life of the client, and who is responsible for promoting and maintaining an individual’s mental health.
Overall, I had a very positive experience during this first week of my mental health clinical rotation. When I went into the hospital, I was a little apprehensive because of the stories the orientation nurse told us about the different units. However, when I got onto the unit, I realized that these children were the same as other kids, but they had different mental health issues from their past experiences or their genetics. Most of the kids on this unit did not do anything to become the way they are.
The rapid growth of technological innovations has influenced the way in which individuals carry out their daily lives. It is not a surprise that technology has had a huge influence on many fields of study, like mental health, for example. Technology was first introduced into clinical psychology interventions through the use of the telephones. Forms of telephone crisis interventions, such as suicide hotlines done by professionals, have existed since the 1970’s. However, after the late 1980’s, researchers began studying the effectiveness of treatments delivered over the phone by mental health professionals.
NUR 348 Assignment: Mental Health Assessment Based on the beliefs, expertise, and experiences of Miller (2015), assessment of the older adult commences by properly identifying oneself and progresses with the identification of risk factors and ascertaining readiness for behavioral change through the use of reciprocal communication, active listening, and keen observation (p. 424). Undoubtedly, appraising risk factors and assessing an individual’s level of knowledge, in addition to their unique beliefs, values, and concerns regarding the risks and rewards of incorporating prevention interventions (p. 424). It is wise to remember some of the barriers that contribute to the challenges of assessing older adults, which can include: age, gender, culture, health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, manifestations of illness, cognitive impairments, and myths and misunderstandings (p. 99). S.B. is a 69-year-old female who is a retired English teacher and widow with two adopted young adult children (son and daughter).
1.0 Introduction: What is Mental Health? Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her own community. (World Health Organisation) Mental health is more than the nonappearance of mental sick wellbeing, yet is something that everyone encounters over their lifetime. Mental health incorporates our enthusiastic, mental, and social prosperity.
Assessment of mental status will help to establish whether a mental disorder or other condition requiring the attention of a psychiatric is present. It also helps to collaborate with the patient to develop an initial treatment plan that will foster treatment adherence, with particular consideration of any immediate interventions that maybe needed to address the safety of the patient and others, or if the evaluation is a reassessment of a patient in long-term treatment, to revise the plan of treatment in accordance with the new perspectives gained from the evaluation. 9.5 Current Research. Mental status examination is a term which refers to determining whether a patient is experiencing abnormalities in thinking and reasoning ability, feelings
DELA LUNA, Nicole Ysabel O. 2015-00067 BS 155 In a research conducted by the World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) regarding the mental health system in the Philippines (2006), it is stated that there is no existing law regarding the provision of mental health services in the country. A mere 5% of the total health budget is allotted on mental health and the major portions are designated on the maintenance and the operation of mental hospitals. These mental hospitals give medical care to 8.97 patients per 100,000 general population.
While the world starts to recognise the importance of mental health, much remains to be learned about the different facets of mental health. Mood disorders are a few of the escalating concerns regarding mental health. Mood Disorders represents a category of mental disorders in which the underlying problem affects a person’s persistent emotional state or their mood (NIMH, 2010). Mood disorders involve severe mood alterations that are persistent for long periods of time. Mood disorders are diverse in nature and involve two key moods – mania or intense and unrealistic feelings of excitement and euphoria; and depression which involves feelings of intense sadness and melancholy.
Introduction Mental health is one of components to enhance healthy lives among individuals. According to WHO (2014), mental health can be defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential can cope with the normal stresses of life. As Hong Kong is a fast-moving city, people easily feel stressful.
Stigma is identified as one of today’s largest impediments to receiving mental health care, with the 1999 Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health stating that “stigma tragically deprives people of their dignity and interferes with their full participation in society.” The stigma of mental illness is constructed with the building blocks of ignorance, prejudice and discrimination. In the mental health literature, stigma is said to be negative attitudes and beliefs that influence society to fear, reject, and discriminate against people with mental illnesses (President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2003). A person’s attitudes and beliefs that lead to the mental illness stigma are built through their own knowledge about mental illness, the information depicted through media outlets and first or second hand experience with it (Corrigan et al, 2004). When the culmination of these are positive, they can produce supportive behaviors and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
Another factor is the stigma that many cultures attach to mental health issues. In some cultures, being open about mental health struggles can lead to “social isolation and social sanctions” (Chaze, Thomson, George, & Guruge, 2015, p.96) Many immigrants are also used to seeing mental health issues as a weakness and fear not being able to trust anyone with their issues (Chaze et al., 2015, p.96). Low levels of English proficiency and the stigma that is attached to mental health are two of the many causes of low levels of mental health literacy among the immigrant population. Mental health literacy can be defined as “the ability to seek information, learn, appraise, make decisions, communicate information, prevent diseases and promote individual, family and community health” (Simich, 2010, p.17).
Numerous people in today’s society have yet to fully understand what mental illness is; therefore, they really need to understand the meaning of the word. According to the article “What is Mental Illness,” mental health is foundation for thinking, communication, learning, self esteem, and it also plays a key role in close relationships. Sadly people with mental illness suffer with thinking skills, learning new things, expressing emotion, and it also causes problems in their social lives, but this does not mean that people with disorders can’t manage their lives on their own.
Mental health difficulties are oftentimes conceptualised as incapability to work effectively, however, majority of mental illness in the workplace is treatable and some are preventable. Nursing, as a ‘helping profession’, is a demanding, high-risk and stressful profession that exposes the nurses to both acute and
Caregivers are an important part of the mental health care delivery system. As it was aforementioned, caregivers usually lack mental health literacy and also increases the stigma felt by PWMDs. Caregivers should be included in education programs since it will increase their awareness about mental illnesses (Yuen et al, 201). Furthermore, since caregivers are interacting with PWMDs they can watch for new symptoms, monitor patient's progress and help the patient to better manage their care. Education programs are not only shown to be helpful for PWMDs but also can increase the mental health literacy rating among the youth.
I would recommend that there be more community involvement to inform more people about mental health illnesses. This could hopefully help with the stigma that is associated with it. Another way to help with stigma is by starting it early in schools. The cost is a tough one to find solutions for. However, I would try to fight for more funding to help those who cannot afford mental health treatments.
Often, people are unable to speak out because of the judgement and lack of support from their peers. According to Mental Health America, 1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition, and nearly 60% do not receive treatment. Lack of treatment can lead to more serious situations, like self-harm and death by suicide. Nobody should think that they have to keep their health struggles a secret in order to look better in society’s eyes. It is not weak, or a bother, to get help.
According to National Mental Health Survey conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), at least 13.7 per cent of India’s general population has various mental disorders; 10.6 per cent of them require immediate interventions. While nearly 10 per cent of the population has common mental disorders, 1.9 per cent of the population suffers from severe mental disorders. Mental health and illness concerns spans the entire population of India, however it is the youth and children that are the most affected by it. In India, mental health services, especially for children and adolescents, are limited both in terms of number of facilities as well as trained professionals (WHO-AIMS, 2006). WHO Atlas highlights the low number of mental health professionals in India.