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Working with Adults with Enduring Mental Illness

he truth about working with people with mental illness cannot be fully understood from a simple conversation with people who deal with the mentally disturbed. However, having an in-depth conversation with them for an extended period of time...

Mental Health

Research suggests that burnout and low job satisfaction are significant problems among mental health workers and may be especially so among those working with clients with serious mental illness."(Purdue) Many people suffer from mental illn...

Role of Mental Health Nurse in a Forensic Unit

he role of the mental health nurse MHN) while always having the same basic skills set will have a different emphasis within the various service settings such as Community, Acute or Forensic which is the topic of this essay The forensic MHN...

Building an Ethical Organization in a Mental Health Association

ur organization is a Mental Health Association of Kentucky which is a private organization having countrywide membership and board of directors who in essence represents the diverse cultures of Kentucky. It is an association that falls unde...

Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases and Drugs

etermining psychiatric disorders are best identified through their manifesting symptoms. Key to understanding this somehow lie in how one successfully determines the intensity or degree of symptomatic tendencies. In order to address these p...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

ost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety condition after a person has been exposed to a very frightening event or incident (National Institute of Mental Health, 2008). This event is not necessarily something that happens to...

Electroconvulsive Therapy

hapter 578 of the 14th Edition Texas Laws Relating to Mental Health and Mental Retardation discusses in length the circumstances in which application of the electroconvulsive therapy is allowed, or possible. In the United States, electrocon...

Mental Illness

he topic I chose to write about is Mental Health. I feel like now a day's mental health is a BIG issue with all these people killing the innocent and themselves. Mental Health has been over looked for so long and now it's starting its true ...

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

ho would you consider to be stronger, someone who is battling cancer or depression? There is no definite way of telling who is stronger. Most people would say the patient battling cancer because they are suffering from a physical condition ...

Ethical Standards of Mental Health

he contents of all therapy sessions, whether verbal information or written records, should be considered confidential. Therefore, this information should not be passed on to a third party without the written consent of a client nor is legal...

Mental Impairment

he law of not guilty due to mental impairment in Victoria, Australia was started as a simple experiment in the mid nineteen nineties as a result of the a case that involved victims that were released from prison on the account of not being ...

Health Psychology

ealth psychology concerns itself with understanding behavior, biology and social context and their influences on illness and health. Health psychologists work with professionals in clinical areas and also conduct research as well as teach i...

How Occupational Stress Affects Mental Health

tress is a normal condition that affects many people. However too much stress leads to both mental and physical health. When a person has, too much stress there is a high probability that a person will stop functioning normally. Severe stre...

Deinstitutionalizing the Mentally Lll, Blessing or Curse

he deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill was originally and idealistically portrayed as a liberating, humane policy alternative to the restrictive care in large state supported hospitals. It was supposed to help these individuals regai...

Human Service Profession Mental Health Counselor

ounseling has a major emphasis on prevention. Mental health counselors work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Counselors may help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions, substance a...