Social Model Of Disability Paper

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According to the World Health Organization WHO, (2014) defines mental health as a state of well being in which a person realize the ability to cope with stresses of everyday life. People who suffer from mental health illness can still work and be able to complete tasks. They are still able to make a contribution to the community. Mental health issues are not as straight forward as they seem. People with mental health issues can experience oppression when applying for a job. As recruitment officers might think that taking on a person with mental health issues could lead to the person being off sick a lot and as having loads of personal problems or they are rejected before even given the chance of progressing on to the next stage of the interview process. …show more content…
When each barriers is knocked down people with disabilities or impairments can lead an independent life in society as a normal person. Whereas the medical model state that impairments and differences should be corrected, this model looks more at what is wrong with a person and how it can be corrected. According to Social model of disability, (2017) the social model of disability can be seen as being discriminatory that sees people disability as a personal tragedy. People and society need to change how they view having a disability, this will improve job prospects and stop social isolation which will have a positive impact on a person's life who suffer from any kind of mental health issues. Mental health has been a source of oppression when people have been socially excluded from nearly all areas of a social life. According to Counseling, (2013) Mental health oppression is a systematic suppression of a person's

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