Mental Health Vs. Health Organization

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Mental Health Vs. Health Organization Human services field is a very broad field. There are many different types of human services organizations out there. To names a few of human services organizations are mental health, health, education, child welfare, and etc... Under each organization there are different human services workers with different tittle and responsibilities; to name a few of human services workers are psychologist, high school guidance counselor, teacher, rehabilitation specialist, child-protective-services worker, shelter director, hot-line worker, and etc... Even though the titles and responsibilities are different, they are all human services workers providing to serve the needs of people. Mental Health is all about emotional, psychological, and social well-being. “A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning” ("Mental Illnesses," 1996-2014, para. 1). In the past, mental illness has been viewed as religious punishment or demonic possession ("Early History," 2000-2013, p. 2). Hippocrates separated the discipline of medicine from religious punishment or demonic possession. He focused on treating mentally ill patients with certain substances as medications and changing in patient’s environment or occupation. Even in the United States, in 18th century, mental illness was treated with negative attitudes and leaded to stigmatization. Because of Dorothea Dix, U.S…
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