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Washington County Community Health Nicole Hopper University of Phoenix Washington County Community Health is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services to individuals and their families in the community. Mental illnesses can profoundly disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, moods, the ability to relate to others and the capacity to cope with the demands of life. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing, but are a biologically based brain disorder that can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. The clinic works to educate all people about severe and persistent mental illnesses and to help eliminate the social stigma that often comes with having these
This task is quite complicated. It seems irrational to attempt to solve social problems with the use of medical action. Szasz contends that if mental illness were a disease then a person could transmit it to another and that it could also be gotten rid of. This simply is not the case. Szasz explains that the concept of mental illness is merely a disguise.
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The mentally ill are more different than us than we can imagine and more like us than we care to admit.” (Valentine, 2011) This quote paints a poignant and provocative picture of Abnormal Psychology. Its eloquent phrasing leads us to look at the concept of abnormality through multifaceted lenses exposing the fine line that defines normal and abnormal. In the fairly young science of Abnormal psychology we are asked to consider thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as viable ways to determine the mental wellness of an individual. It is through the understanding of the past that we may move