Mental Illness Vulnerability

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Vulnerability of a Mental Illness Sara Walker The necessity of critical thinking contributing to a vulnerable facet of society is crucial to successful living. History has shown the most sick have not been treated fairly, human nature proves it is easy to mistreat the weak. The evolution of critical thinking has propelled society forward in search of cures and effective treatments for the most vulnerable among society. Although it is clearly a work in progress, critical thinking has led to evolved knowledge of mental illnesses. Questioning the existing treatments with an open mind to alternative resolutions has produced advances in how a mental illness is identified and in turn treated. Without the rationality of critical thinking, the…show more content…
A critical thinker considers unlimited possibilities and pursues knowledge without a personal agenda. The vulnerable in society ultimately need a voice for their plight and the professionals who help them carry that responsibility. Applying critical thinking skills to the obstacles in chronic mental illnesses will provide a confidence in the profession and hope for those with a disorder. References Foerschner, Allison M. (2010). The History of Mental Illness: From 'Skull Drills' to 'Happy Pills'. Student Pulse, 2.09. Retrieved from: <>; March, J. S. (2009). The future of psychotherapy for mentally ill children and adolescents. Journal Of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 50(1/2), 170-179. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.02034.x Martin, M. E. (2011). Introduction to Human Services. Through the Eyes of Practice Setting, Second Edition (2nd ed). Retrieved from University of Phoenix eBook Collection database. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General—Executive Summary. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health,

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