Many of these homeless individuals may have had a pre existing substance abuse problem and became homeless because family members were no longer willing to enable self-destructive behavior. In a case like this, the individual essentially chooses to be homeless instead of obtaining assistance for his or her substance abuse issues. Another example of using critical thinking to understand the cause of an issue can be made by trying to understand mental illness among the homeless population. An inference can be made that mentally ill individuals become homeless as a result of his or her inability to provide a stable environment for his or herself. This is based on the assumption that mentally ill individuals
These two pediatricians draw from their years of experience with patients as well as research to come to the conclusion that society is doing an extreme disservice to our mentally ill. If more were done to treat mental illness in young people then maybe our jails would not be so overcrowded with severely mentally ill individuals that fell through the cracks when they were young. These two medical professionals have devised a plan for creating better mental health care for young adults. Sabo, L. (2015). Cost of Not Caring.
This uncertainty and instability the world has to offer will cause many to stumble and relapse and their hope for a better way of life shattered. Recovery homes or sober living houses (SLH’s) as also referred to, are a solution to help individuals transition successfully back into the community. This paper will provide characteristics of individuals whom are addicted, address issues of lack of funding for treatment facilities, and discuss the necessity for recovery homes in communities as a solution to relapse prevention to help promote the
His argument had effect the classification system, in DSM-IV the new identity are given to those patients so they would be accept by the society. However, there are still ethical concerns since the patients are still labeled as “abnormal”, even though they behave normal. Scheff argued that giving people labels would probably effect their behavior by self fulfilling prophecy, which means, people would behave in ways they think they are. They would automatically play the role of mentally disorder and show more obvious symptoms by knowing that they are mentally ill. Doherty argued that people who do not accept their labels are tend to improve faster, which means people who accept the labels did not improve as fast. In a study carried out by Langer and Abelson, it shows that people who are labeled as mentally dis order tend to endure discrimination.
While in the early stages of the deinstitutionalization the methods were radical and released patients from hospitals most programs were not well thought out or implemented. The hope was to give more hope to the mentally ill than the harm they were experiencing. Although this process created havoc and concern for society, it has evolved through the years and involves more than simply changing the locus of care for people. The today’s treatment involves a more tailored need to each individual, hospital care to those who need it, services culturally relevant,
What accounts for the difference in treatment modalities between the two main characters in “The Snake Pit” and “The Soloist” is the deinstitutionalization of people who suffer with mental health issues. The deinstitutionalization movement is the name given to the policy of moving severely mentally ill individuals out of large state institutions. The plan behind deinstitutionalization was that individuals who suffered with mental illness could lead more normal lives in the community then they could confined to an institution. The movies represent the strengths and weaknesses of both policies. In the movie “The Snake Pit” the main character Virginia Cunningham apparently suffers from some mental breakdown and is involuntarily committed to a mental health facility where she is treated with electroconvulsive shock treatments, physical restraints and sedation.
Advantages: The mentally ill will be provided with the proper care and facilities that would be long term or short term help depending on the illness. The stigma would significantly decrease because prison facilities would have fewer mentally ill prisoners which would decrease stigmas between prisons and the mentally ill. iv. Disadvantages: This solution has already existed and was unsuccessful. What makes the abuse and mistreatment of patients not reoccur? It is risky in funding a program that we know failed once before.
Psychology 101 9:00 AM Deinstitutionalization Deinstitutionalization is the release of mental patients from mental hospitals and their return to the community to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. An example of deinstitutionalization is a patient suffering from hallucinations and delusions are given chlorpromazine that reduces those symptoms therefore they release that patient from the hospital back into the community. I do not agree with deinstitutionalization, although the number of mental patients have decreased the actual patients are not being treated completely, and they are placed into terrible situations. A study has been shown that 20%-80%
Also, incarcerated persons might not want treatment because they don’t recognize that they have an illness or they have lost touch with reality all together. When and if the offender experiences a psychotic break, they are taken to a facility so that a doctor can prescribe medication, they can also be forced to take the medication by court order. One expert contends that “we have created a revolving door in which mentally ill cycle from clinics, to homelessness, to jail”. The offenders in California, Texas, Arizona, Maryland, and Oregon, all go through a screening process. They do questionnaire, and or observation through an interview that is done by jail employees or a nurse.
It may be there fault that there homeless but in this world we help the people that are unfortunate. In this world today, a person who is homeless may face violations of the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to liberty and security of the person, the right to privacy, the right to social security, the right to freedom from discrimination, the right to vote, and many more. Another main problem that homeless people deal with is medical care, with poor medical care there is a better chance they can contain unknown disease that is not fightable. The society that we live in today has been known to disease that can not be cured. In order to reduce this problem we can give the homeless and the unfortunate a sanitary place to stay.