Jason fell off his house roof in 2010 resulting in loss of consciousness and short-term hospitalization. It has been suggested that this could be a factor in the decline of cognitive abilities along with excessive alcohol consumptions since his early 20s.
Jason first encountered mental health services at age 45 after being imprisoned due to breaching a protection order. Initially he was diagnosed with a major depressive episode and alcohol dependence, which were managed through the Community Alcohol and Drugs Service (CADS). Later in 2007, he was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder type II by an outpatient psychiatrist. Most recently he has also been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). …show more content…
Assistance with problem solving may also be required as it can become impaired due to the individuals perception of ability (Townsend, 2011). Success nurtures self-esteem. Encourage Jason to partake in his hobbies and interests or develop new ones. This can increase self-esteem in several ways. One being it increases self-efficacy. Two being it provides distraction and relaxation for Jason and lastly, gives him the opportunity to form relationships with co-clients.
Jason struggles to say, “no” to others. Assertive behaviour is linked to self-confidence and self-esteem. Developing assertive techniques such as being able to express and advocate for opinions, emotions and thoughts without anxiety. This enhances self-esteem when interacting with others (Townsend, 2011).
By acknowledging and encouraging every success that has, it Jason helps to induce hope and build a positive view of himself.
Self-advocacy is an important recovery principle. It allows clients to reconnect and interact with one’s environment (Randal, Stewart, Proverbs, Lampshire, & Hamer, 2009). It will help Jason feel in