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  • The Importance Of Mental Health Courts

    justice system that have a mental illness has become a growing issue in the criminal justice system. Many individual that enter the criminal justice system are bound to end up in prison, where they have little access to mental health help. The amount of individual that enter the criminal justice system that have a serious mental illness is estimated to be 16.9 percent. These individuals are usually repeat offenders that circulate through the system because they do not receive the treatment that they need. (Almquist & Dodd, 2009). Mental health courts are designed to work with offenders that have some sort of mental illness. These courts handle a variety of offenders and criminal offenses.…

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  • Mental Health Case Study

    Overview: The authors studied many factors affecting the mental wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students, particularly a focus was on depressive symptoms. Depression was measured using the Reynolds Adolescent Scale (RADS-SF), with a score ≥28 resulting in students expressing depressive symptoms. Aims and research methods: The aims of this research are to identify and describe key changes to the mental health of students from 2007 to 2012. By way of example, the researchers focused on…

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  • Mental Health Stigma Essay

    individuals ages six through seventeen, Ho et al. (2006) examined the likelihood of youth using mental health services. Through survey data, these researchers found that Asian American youth were 66.6% less likely than their white counterparts to use mental health services (538). Furthermore, even when factors such as age, gender, or household income are controlled for, parental acculturation to American society is linked to youth usage of mental heal health resources (538). Hence, in addition…

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  • Mental Disorders And Mental Health

    An estimated one in four of all adult Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. These mental disorders can range anywhere from mild mood disorders to extreme, uncontrollable cases of schizophrenia. Criminals who have been found guilty of committing a crime may have difficulty with both serving the punishment and recovering from their mental disease because of the sentence given to them. Often times, this sentence is crippling for the mentally ill individuals, as a…

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  • The Mental Health Recovery Model: The Mental Health Recovery Model

    all the time but it can be successfully managed. There are numerous methods of substance abuse treatment and one of the most successful is the Recovery Model. According to the American Psychological association (2012), the mental health Recovery Model is self-directed, Individualized, person-centered, patient empowerment, holistic, nonlinear, strength-based, involves peer support, patient is responsible for the journey to recovery, it involves patient respect and hope. This method differs from…

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  • Collaboration In Mental Health Counseling

    In mental health counseling collaborative services is important, it enhances the quality of service for a stable and long term recovery. In the recent article by Bachelor, A., Laverdière(2007) in their introduction they have stated that clients and counselors collaborations to be successful first the outcome goal has to be determined. In regards to collaborative services between therapists there has to be fundamental components of the therapeutic alliance, that will indicate the outcome…

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  • Sttigma And Mental Health: Stigma And Mental Health

    Stigma and Mental Health Mental illnesses affect around 25% of the world’s population, approximately one in every four, according to WHO (2001) and includes, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and many others. Stigma is a bad disposition towards something, and it is estimated that between 50-67% of all people affected by a mental illness fail to seek treatment due to stigma. I am interested in this topic because, since an unusually early age, I…

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  • The Importance Of Mental Health

    but sometimes they can prevent an individual from going and receiving additional help. Mental illness still carries a large amount of stigma in present day American culture. If a family member is stricken with cancer, neighbors call, bring over food, and are sorry for what is happening. If a family member is diagnosed with a severe mental illness, however, most neighbors do not know how to respond, so they do not respond (Williams, 2012). This stigma causes shame in mental illness which in turn…

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  • The Importance Of Mental Health

    Institute of Mental Health asserts that out of children ages 13 to 18, one in every five has, or will have, a serious mental illness (“Mental Health Facts: Children & Teens”). Among these are Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a mental illness is a medical condition marked by the disarray of personality, mind, or emotions that diminishes regular psychological functioning,…

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  • Social Influences Of Mental Health

    “Genetics, environment and lifestyle combine to influence whether someone develops a mental health condition,” (“Mental Health and Conditions”). Many of those who suffer from mental health often find it difficult when facing obstacles in society such as employment, family, and the community. Pollution, natural disasters, and synthetic chemicals are all suffocating our bodies at an increasing rate, leaving a struggle with mental health. Physical health is another impact on one’s mental…

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