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    Mental Health Assessment Paper: Dorothea Dixx Psychiatric Center Theresa L. Butler Husson University Community Mental Health Assessment Paper Dorothea Dixx Psychiatric Center Dorothea Dixx Psychiatric Center (DDPC), also previously known as Bangor Mental Health is located in Bangor Maine and is just one of the two State psychiatric hospitals under the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services. Dorothea Dixx is a 51-bed facility that serves almost two-thirds of the state 's geographic area with referral bases that are statewide and includes prisons, emergency rooms, other psychiatric facilities and group homes. This facility devotes its services to those with severe mental illness. The functional capacity…

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    hospital. With this, there is a decent chance that a person may find an alternative treatment suited to their liking and needs. Also, countries such as the United States who saw a dramatic decline in the number of patients who were confined to mental institutions from 1955 to 2010 may have had the opportunity to use the money saved or not used to run the institutions on something considered to be more important at the time. In 1955 there was a peak of 560,000 mentally ill in psychiatric…

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    A Simple Plan There is a great tragedy present in this country that is impeding our common desire of a world without conflict. This great obstacle to peace is something that the average citizen has to regrettably endure every day; this problem I refer to is violent, deplorable, crime. Every day, natives of this great land are plagued by fear for themselves, their property, and their families. This dread inflicts a mental and emotional toll on these innocent inhabitants, affecting their…

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    Maintaining Privacy-Mental health professionals have an essential commitment and take sensible precautionary measures to secure information. Understanding these measures are directed by law and provided by institutional principles. Providing limited information without details is critical in maintaining confidentiality. The only way a mental health professional can provide information is “for appropriate scientific or professional purposes and only with persons clearly concerned with such…

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    Description of concerns The ongoing issues as it relates to domestic /intimate partner violence raises issues for concern and problems that has an impact on the mental status for those victimized. Some of these issues include lack of legal support, awareness, and underlying mental health illness that are exuberated due to such violence. Concurrently, the concern for change is a societal responsibility that requires more effective means of intervention and consultation when working with…

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    client’s needs. My early training included psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", to treat one with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. Further, the technique teaches people strategies and gives…

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    2016 Beating Mental Illness Imagine a normal day, the sun is out, and there is a pedestrian crossing the street. This pedestrian has to walk in front of a car that is waiting for them to cross. They walk quickly across the street in fear that the driver waiting for them thinks that they are taking too long. This pedestrian starts shaking, suddenly she doesn’t have control of her body or mental state. She is overcome with worry and self doubt. This is an example of someone who struggles…

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    Critical Incident Reflection Assignment On my evening shift during April 5, 2016, I was involved in a critical incident involving my assigned patient (D.B.). During this incident, D.B. learned that she was denied privilege to go off unit “for a smoke” due to a conflict that had occurred between herself and another patient on the unit. The result of this altercation led to D.B. expressing feelings of anger towards the staff who denied her privileges and sadness as this was her last day before…

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    In a Ted talk titled “Confessions of a depressed comic,” 19 year-old comedian and mental health activist Kevin Breel states that every 30 seconds, someone commits suicide. This adds up to almost 3,000 deaths every day. According to the CDC’s suicide datasheet, an estimated 9.3 million adults in the US reported having suicidal thoughts in 2013. That’s 3.9% of the entire population of the United States. Now, these numbers can seem so gargantuan, almost unbelievably so, that they fly over the heads…

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    Susan can get the therapy she needs and help with relapse prevention, this would also be a safe environment to re-introduce her to group therapy. In one of her sessions she admitted that her sponsor tried to have sex with her and that is her reasoning for not wanting to participate in a 12-step program. The benefits of having Susan join an IOP is that she will feel she still has control because she is not inpatient, she will step up or down as her recovery progresses or if there is a relapse,…

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