Mental health illnesses affect everyone. It is highly prevalent affecting people of all ages, gender, cultures, and social groups. Attitudes towards mental health illnesses vary among individuals and often are highly influenced by the various cultures that the individuals identify with. Culture as a social concept can be defined as a set of norms, values, behaviours, and beliefs that are common and shared amongst a group of individuals (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999). Culture can be applicable to groups like Asians and Americans but also to groups of shared norms, beliefs, and values established within professions such as the culture of patients and practitioners. Culture provides these groups with structure and context to understanding their society and the world as a whole. Culture influence a wide range of aspects of mental health, including how mental health is perceived by the patient, how the patient will experience mental health stigma, and how they cope with symptoms of mental health illness. Additionally, these cultural influences impact the relationship between the patient and the practitioner in a number of ways.
In this essay I will be discussing the reasons why mental health should be invested in and the misconceptions surrounding the topic.
I thought a lot about this assignment. It was important, to me, that I gathered information that would be applicable for the clients I will serve as a social worker. Here in Flagstaff Arizona, we are fortunate to live in a community which celebrates cultural diversity. Flagstaff is home to a large Latino, Diné and Hopi population. I wanted to critique a mental health assessment that I felt would be culturally sensitive, appropriate and address the needs of these populations. Having said that, I analyzed this intake form in terms of its usability for a variety of different cultures and populations. I also aimed to assess the intake form in relation to sexual orientation and issues around gender identity. The hope being that
When the research essay was assigned to the class, I was ecstatic because I knew what subject I wanted to write about. The trouble I faced when developing the exact question was narrowing down the topic, as well as making it approachable. I have a strong personal connection to my research topic, and I truly believe that the information I gather while writing this paper will significantly change the way I interact with others. Mental illness runs in my family, as my older sister has bipolar disorder, my mom has Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), my oldest brother has depression and GAD, my other brother has ADD, my great grandfather was schizophrenic, and my grandfather and two uncles have anxiety disorders. I myself live with anxiety and depression. In my
The importance of a cross-cultural understanding in Psychology is imperative to successful care and assistance of mental health. Understanding and acknowledging the complexities of different cultures is the beginning of a more informed approach to mental health. Cultural factors and questions play a fundamental role, however, simply acknowledging cultural differences does not necessarily provide the best individual help. Thus, a combination of cultural, demographic and individual factors are crucial initial steps to specific individual assistance. Treating individuals in context can help discern deviations from cultural factors and norms. Therefore an approach which recognises that both culture and specificity to the client is most effective. Knowing someone’s background can be fundamental to clinical help but could also reinforce cultural stereotypes, this overly simplistic view could be detrimental to treatment. Throughout this essay the impact of culture on mental health will be examined, and how the health care provider and client mediate a relationship to produce the most effective results.
An individuals ethnicity and culture is an integral part of their life that influences their perceptions of both health and illness (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). Culture is the accumulated knowledge, values, personal and social behavior, customs, language, and religious beliefs of an ethnic group that are learned and practiced. With this being said, with the rapid rise of individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, being aware of the perceptions of different cultures is essential in providing culturally competent care. The purpose of this paper is to explore the diverse cultural background of the patient involved in one of the four videos that were allotted to choose from and discuss their perception of health and illness. Furthermore, the overarching
Cultural diversity and other therapies to practice such as the amalgamation of complementary and alternative medicine was the core learning purpose of this unit. Equipped with the awareness and understanding of this information, the clinician provides care by placing emphasizes on the holistic individual by evaluating the environment, psychosocial and lifestyle influences. As a result, the integration of a comprehensive cultural assessment is essential in all facet of mental health and mental illness. Therefore, the clinician must examine his/her personal beliefs about cultures in order to be proficient in providing care to individuals in a culturally diverse world.
Key words used are: mental health, community mental health service, mobile crisis, Clubhouse, severe mental illness, Housing first. I chose mental health boarding as broad topic and the main focus was going to be mental health and funding. I had a difficult time narrowing down the topic. After contemplating and getting advice and suggestions, I finally found my focus topic as to strategies available for community mental health
One has learned through lessons in this class how to identify a vulnerable population, how self-awareness cultural competence, and advocacy can help treat these patients and provide the best care needed to have the best outcome. The first step as a provider is to have self –awareness. It is only possible for one to relate to
“…the ability of practitioners to identify, intervene and treat mental health complaints in ways that recognise the central role that culture plays in unwellness.”
This paper talks about Children’s Crisis treatment Center (CCTC). CCTC as a system is concern with meeting the needs of children and families with mental health and those that have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma. The focus here will be on the School Therapeutic Services component, the connection it has to the system and the environment and attempt to bring to light whether CCTC is functioning in line with its mission statement. I will also be describing my place in the institution as a system.
Health and medication are growing very fast in the areas of sociology. World Health Organisation (WHO) says that it’s a state to complete physical, mental and social wellbeing are not just a disease. In other words, we suffer ill-health when our wellbeing is not complete that is good health and wellbeing functions together. There are so many things that trigger mental illness that makes someone to losing someone or something that is very important, miscarriage, losing of job, financial
This essay will include explanation of the different psychological approaches to health and social care. It will compare two psychological approaches to health and social care service provision. It will also evaluate two psychological approaches to health and social care service provision.
As mentioned in Galanti's text there are four "C's" of culture. Each much be communicated properly to the patient in order to receive optimal health care: first C) What do you call your problem? second C) What do you think caused your problem? third C) How do you cope with your condition? fourth C) What concerns do you have regarding the condition? (Galanti 2008).
The importance of knowing your culture and where you come from can help you understand other people’s culture. This can also aid in improving how you work and what you can do. Being aware of what you are will also help prevent chaos between the patient and healthcare staffs. Being aware and mind sufficient will help one to open one’s eyes to see things in a different perspective such area where nutrition is at a high-risk. Researching the different cultural problems and identifying solutions will assist the writer to comprehend their way of life and lifestyles.