An Individual 's Health Status Of Your Vulnerable Group

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Predisposing factors and how it presents in the lifestyle/health status of your vulnerable group.

An individual’s mental health or psychological well being determine if the person will be able to lead a fulfilling life. Mental health may affect a person’s emotional, social, and personal aspect of their life. Individuals who have biological relative with mental illness, exposure to toxins, drugs or alcohol during pregnancy, stress, chronic medical condition, brain damage, traumatic experiences, abused or neglected as a child, socioeconomic status, education levels, discrimination, and having a previous mental illness are all risk factors that may lead to mental health problems.
Studies have shown that low socioeconomic status (SES) has a high associated with morbidity, more disability, and poorer access to health care. According to Funk, Drew, and Knapp (2012), individuals with mental disorders are more likely to be unemployed or partly employed, and one third are more likely not to have graduated high school (p.166). People living in poverty also have a higher rate of drug and alcohol abuse. Access to proper education is a big issue among people with low income. When compared to non-disable peers, only 5 percent of children with mental disorders receive proper education and complete primary school. People with little to no education have a harder time obtaining and sustaining employment. If employed they earn less than the rest of the population, they
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