3. The person that is distressed can be irritable, pessimistic, overly sensitive which will negatively affect communication. It makes people become isolative which will then lead to lack of communication. Anxiety often coexists with depression. A person who suffers from anxiety may avoid expressing him/herself due to the fear of making mistakes or being judged.
Teens who are depressed are more susceptible to using drugs. A teen who is depressed might turn to drugs to try to solve their problems because they don’t know what else to turn to. A teen with family or relationship problems is more susceptible to drugs because they want something to get their mind off of their problems. Another reason why teens do drugs today is because they are curious. When other teens are talking about drugs it makes others want to try it.
This could jeopardise the staff members job as they weren’t doing their job properly and they weren’t following policy and procedure, and it could harm the client as they might suffer consequences of taking the drug, such as overdosing, or they could be allergic to it without realising. Controlled drugs administered by 2 members of staff
No one wants to be the only one not participating. No one wants to be left out. So sometimes they make bad decisions like trying to use drugs,…Besides, they are curious. Adolescents are curious about having new experiences. Seeing someone doing drugs makes them more curious to know how drugs will make them feel.
Self-harm has many long term affects which can be very serious. If a person is misusing substances, they may become dependent on it, and suffer symptoms when they do not take any of the substance. It may also affect an adult’s mental health, leaving psychological and emotional scars, because they have felt so worthless and poorly of themselves that they will always carry this memory with them. If the adult was cutting themselves or burning themselves, they will carry scars from this. These scars may lower self-esteem in the long term as the individual may feel ashamed, also other people may see these scars causing embarrassment or bringing up bad memories so they can never forget.
Social isolation, poor housing, unemployment and poverty are all linked to mental ill health. So stigma and discrimination can trap people in a cycle of illness. The situation is exacerbated by the media. Media reports often link mental illness with violence, or portray people with mental health problems as dangerous, criminal, evil, or very disabled and unable to live normal, fulfilled lives. 2.2 How mental illness can have an impact on the individual: Psychologically: - person may become paranoid and therefore exclude him or her self -person may become paranoid and therefore hurt others who she/he fears will try to hurt him/her -person may become isolated and therefore out of touch with other people and reality in general -person may feel unloved even if it is not true -person may feel like he/she is a threat to society and therefore attempt suicide emotionally: -person may feel isolated, unloved, paranoid, panicked and non-human (read Francis Kafka's The Metamorphosis)
Bipolar disorder without the proper treatment can negatively affect one’s life and the ones around them. In order to understand bipolar disorder, first we have to understand the difference between mania and depression. Depression is an acute mood disorder that consists of extreme feelings of sadness. Signs of depression are a person feeling worried, problems sleeping, a loss of interest in what a person normally takes pleasure in, and memory loss. People who suffer from depression feel a loss of purpose and value in life and themselves.
Physical abuse can result in psychological distress such as depression, emotional distress and even thoughts of suicide. Signs of physical abuse include bruises, grab marks, burns, cuts, depression, swelling and injuries that doesn't fit the explanation. Sexual abuse (Molestation) is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. According to research, people with disabilities are at greater risk of victimization of sexual abuse due to a lack of understanding. Even though the number of cases are high, a lot will go unnoticed this is because of a number of factors including not being able to communicate effectively, lack of education or understanding regarding sex and being socially isolated and not having a way of telling someone other than the abuser in confidence.
Some people are shy and by using substances such as drugs and alcohol can help them not be nervous to talk or socialize better. There are also many cons of substance abuse, if abused it can cause increased risk of cancer in the mouth, breast, among others. Substance abuse can also reduce nutrient absorption, lower inhibitions leading to high risk behaviors such as unprotected sex or drinking and driving. People also tend to do things they wouldn’t normally do in a sober environment, they can murder or assault somebody without even knowing what they have done or don’t remember. It can also make use have poor decision makings through misperceptions of our own