Unfortunately in society today there are an increasing number of people experiencing mental health issues. It is important that those who are encountering such difficulties seek support as soon as possible because the earlier it is addressed the more effective the treatment will be. Generally the first person to be contacted in such circumstances will be the family GP. Many offer medication in the short term to alleviate the symptoms while referring the patient to specialist services, e.g. a health team for further support and treatment. In extreme cases where the patient may be at risk to themselves or others, the GP will immediately arrange to have the patient hospitalised so that they can be further assessed and the appropriate treatment undertake by trained professionals. In addition, the GP will discuss with the patient the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle which addresses their diet, the amount of physical exercise they pursue and the importance of nurturing loving friendships so they have people to listen to them so they can release their tension and worries in a relaxed manner. The patient may also avail of support from a trained counsellor either by being referred from their GP, school, social worker or privately on their own. Ultimately the role of a counsellor is to listen to their clients in a safe secure and nonjudgemental manner as they disclose their problems and concerns. A counsellor may engage in a number of techniques
Veterans suffer from a wide range of mental illnesses including depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide, and substance abuse. PTSD is one of the most common mental health problems that veterans face after returning from war. According to Loo (1994), individuals that are ethnic minority veterans tend to have higher rates of PTSD than white veteran counterparts. PTSD can…
suffering from mental health in the UK? By Max Marchant.
Graphs and feedback from questionnaires.
About mental health.
What is section 135 and 136
What is the mental health ACT?
Section 2 and 3 of the Mental health Act 1983
What is the mental capacity Act?
Case studies from a mental health forum.
OF MENTAL HEALTH SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
This essay will look into the scenario of Cheryl, a 66 year old widow, who has been referred to the community mental health team by her G.P with concerns over her well-being. It will explore the possible needs and mental health issues that Cheryl may be experiencing and how a multi-disciplinary team could adopt the recovery model of care to support her.
As suggested by the National Framework for Mental Health the majority of people with mental health issues…
pre-existing mental and behavioral disorders contribute widely to post-disaster manifestation in individuals presenting any mental health condition. Age, gender, demographics, and socio-economic factors all contribute and play an important role in responsiveness. Recognizing and adjusting resources to include strong follow-up practices can prove to fulfill the areas where conditions may go undiagnosed and long-term effects may be untreatable or irreversible.
Keywords: Disaster, mental health, resilience…
Mental Disorders Within Prisons and Jails
Timothy A. Johnston
In this paper I will discuss how the increase of mental disorders within prisons and jails has changed the way these institutions handle their day to day operations. From screening processes to treatments and how correctional officers play a major role within these procedures.
Merriam-Webster defines mental disorder as “a mental or bodily condition marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of…
Counseling and Mental Health Services – Unit #1: Introduction to Careers in Mental Health and Counseling
PROFESSIONALS AT AN ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Many treatment options are available to the mentally ill. Some services available are receiving medical treatment from a psychiatrist, participating in a community support group, and participating in weekly outpatient therapeutic services. However, for those experiencing severe mental illness, the best option may be to be admitted to an acute psychiatric…
Perceptions of Mental Health
and the Implications for Health Service Delivery
African Americans Perceptions of Mental Health
and the Implications for Health Service Delivery
As discussed in class, little advancement has been made in the field of mental health care over the past two decades. Rates of mental illness continue to be high especially among certain subgroups, but progress has been stunted by stigma and social environmental issues. Mental health disparities…
A mental disorder is an illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person, preventing him or her from leading a happy, healthful and productive life. All mental disorders that can be diagnosed and begin in childhood (for example, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette syndrome, behavior disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, substance use disorders, etc.). The child’s mental health involves the mental functioning and…
Mental illness – A contemporary health issue in the United Kingdom
One of the most important and contentious issues in contemporary public health policy is the continual improvement of mental health and wellbeing. The aim of this essay is to discuss mental health as a fundamental public health priority suggesting strategies and interventions to support people with mental disorders. The essay will also explore psychological and socio-economic factors as determinants of mental health…
Why I chose to become a mental health counselor
Counseling others is a difficult job that requires people to listen, take notes, and respond in ways that are positive and helpful. It is important that trust be built between the counselor and the patient so that the patient will feel comfortable speaking about issues that are private or embarrassing. There are many different types of counselors including drug counselors; marriage counselors, grief counselors, job counselors, diet and exercise counselors…