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Discrimination Research Presentation - Mental Illness

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Shannon Drysdale

on 20 November 2012

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Transcript of Discrimination Research Presentation - Mental Illness

Mental Illness What is Mental Illness? Any of various conditions characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma. Also called emotional illness, mental disease, mental disorder. Types of Mental Illness There are many different types of mental illness, common illnesses are: Mood Disorders: involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness Bipolar
Depression Psychotic Disorders: distorted awareness and thinking. Common symptoms are hallucinations, seeing or hearing things which are not real, an example is hearing voices. The ill person truly believes these hallucinations are real. Schizophrenia Eating Disorders: extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors involving weight and food. Anorexia Nervosa
Bulima Nervosa
Binge eating disorder Who Does Mental Illness Affect? Mental illness affects people of all ages, education and income levels, and cultures.
Mental illness affects all Canadians at some time, through a family member, friend or colleague.
20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime Mental Illness is more common than you may think! Chances are, a few of these people suffer from a mental illness.

Which of them do you think have one?

You can not physically see a mental illness, because of this, some people do not understand how a person could truthfully be sick. Discrimination Against People With a Mental Illness People who are mentally ill have been given many degrading labels from society. Public Attitudes of Mental Illness Some people believe those with mental illness cannot work, study, be good parents, or take on other roles. People are found to offer less support to someone with a mental illness rather than a physical health problem. They should just "Pull themselves together" Those with mental illness may become violent Those with mental illness should be separated from the rest of society CRAZY DANGEROUS LAZY HOPELESS Catholic Teaching about Discrimination Social Teachings that are
Affected Acts 5:15-16 - The sick were brought out of beds and couches into the street so that at Peter's coming his shadow might fall on some of them. And a crowd from the cities around Jerusalem also came bringing their sick and those who were beset by unclean spirits, and they were cured. Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Discrimination Against the Mentally Ill Dignity of the Person Thanks for Listening!
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