Why do some people object to the term ‘mental illness’? To understand the complexity of the term ‘mental illness’, it is necessary to explore a diverse range of perspectives on varying topics that often arise within the ‘world’ of mental health. Using the elements of the K225 course model as a basis for exploration, this essay shall aim to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the individual experiences that could lead to possible reasons why, some people may not be in favour of the term ‘mental illness’. (Unit 1, p.19). The ‘world’ of mental health briefly consists of people, services, policy, and legislation.
Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
In a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, they may be suffering with positive symptoms such as command auditory hallucinations of an aggressive nature, increasing the likely risk of becoming violent (Balaratnasingam, 2011). Many different tools are used to formulate a risk assessment. Different services may have different policies and procedures to formulate a risk assessment. Risk assessments are utilised to focus on the patient’s individual needs. Risk assessments are also designed to manage and identify areas of concern, either to the patient or health professional’s involved in the care of the patient.
The Chamberlains being judged under a heavily biased jury influenced by the media, therefore shows the maltreatment of the case by the justice system and the society. In conclusion, the Lindy Chamberlain was NOT treated impartially by the society and the justice system. After evaluating the role of the media, nature of evidence and police investigation, it is determined that the Chamberlain case was not judged fairly. The evidence was lacking, unreliable and tampered with, there was no motive, society was exposed to one sided media and the jury was biased. Overall, the assessment of the case thus indicates that Lindy Chamberlain was indeed treated unfairly by the justice system AND the
This legislation was introduced in a rapid fashion following the attack of 9/11. Because of this, it had some points of vagueness and left it open for misinterpretation. Organizations like the ACLU fed on this and released multiple reports demeaning the substance of the Act. In doing this, it introduced fear to the public that their civil liberties were being greatly compromised. In reality, the majority of the legislation is directed towards people suspected of terrorism.
Studying the relationship or influence that media, in all its forms has on its viewers or audience has always been controversial. The debate on whether the media, in this case television, just portray what the society is, like a reflection of the society or does the society mirror what the media projects still hasn’t culminated into much with most even now, taking contradictory stands. Does the media merely show the violence that the society constitutes of? Innumerable studies have been conducted to understand the same, one of the most famous of which was the Payne Studies in the year 1920, looking at the impact of violence on children. By the 1960s, the studies started focusing on understanding the increase in the prevalence of violence in
The media’s portrayal of African American’s is both inaccurate and highly degrading. The racism present in today’s media needs to be addressed and dealt with. African Americans suffer from institutional racism, are misrepresented in the news, and their portrayals on television are based on negative stereotypes that do not accurately portray reality. If this issue is never resolved then our main stream media will continue to be tainted by racism and the African American stereotype will go on to contaminate the minds of the next
I find it disturbing, to not say disgusting, this newly found need of self-entitlement people have now. Because people find something offensive, inappropriate, stupid, demeaning or whatever it is they think of, they start rallying against whomever or whatever it is that “fulfill” these characteristics. Media outlets have fallen prey to this, but media outlets are the main cause for this uprise of self-entitled naysayers. The internet is the worst culprit of all. The internet has become the home for these naysayers, those who sit in front of a screen to simply criticize, insult, and put down whatever they see just because.
TV’s Effect: Helpful or Harmful? Media is often deemed the scapegoat for all of humanity’s problems; whether it’s obesity, a paucity of morals, people having fallow minds, and most of all, violence. Violence is defined as a behavior using physical force that is meant to hurt, injure, or kill someone or something. Over the years there have been numerous studies about how television can effect a person’s personality and levels of aggression. The studies set out to demonstrate how “awful” violence on television is to the human mind, yet there are some who assert that some of the shows with violence have good morals behind them.
Ethnic discrimination is a problem that affects people easily and can be found on social media. Social media has been promoted as a positive opportunity, “but locally and in actual practice, the role of the media is less positive. It has frequently been documented that ethnicism and racism are exacerbated by at least some of the media, as well as by the political, and social elites that control them or have preferential access to them”(Van Dijk, 1991,1993). Ethnicity discrimination on the media has been to the point where people who read it and are affected, usually the minority groups, are not able to do anything about it. “Conservative and popular press especially indulges in sometimes blatant ‘foreigner bashing’ and reproduction and affirmation of racial prejudice” (Van Dijk, 1999).