The Biological Perspective On Mental Illness

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Mental illness is a disorder that is characterized by disturbances in a person’s thought, emotions, or behavior. Mental illness refers to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that impair a person’s ability to function in daily life. Many have tried to figure out the reasons for mental illnesses. All of these reasons have been looked at and thought of for thousands of years. The biological perspective views mental illness as a bodily process. Where as the psychological perspectives think the role of a person’s upbringing and environment are causes for mental illnesses.

Mental illness is a significant problem for today’s world (Pierre, 2012). In context of Australia, mental illness is higher, especially with ATSI communities. Thus, in this essay will explore why individual ATSI are experiencing higher rate of mental illness with suicide in some communities. Some fact and figure will also provide regarding mental health illness in ATSI. It will also explore social factor associated with higher rates of mental illness and suicide. Furthermore it will also discuss cultural factor related with it. Moreover, One evidence based strategy to address it will be identify and discuss in this essay.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are known as Indigenous.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rate as among the most disadvantaged peoples in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rate far worse than

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