.munity-based Treatments As Alternatives To Mental Hospitals-diying

Health A person’s mental or psychological health affects his physical and social lifestyle, and vice versa. It is therefore very important that people take good care of their mental health. Those who have a positive mental well-being are able to work productively and enjoy life, whereas people with mental disorders are unable to cope with the normal stresses of everyday life, and most of the time would need external help and treatment. More than 50 million people have severe mental disorders today, and another 150 million suffer from depression. It should be noted however, that it is not only the person who has a mental illness that experiences some challenges along the way; the person’s caretakers, mostly his or her relatives who care for him or her, also end up with some kind of challenge in order to take appropriate measures that would help in the patient’s speedy recovery. Since family therapy has be.e more .mon in treating psychological illness, there are cases where joining a mental health .munity is found to be a better alternative to confining a patient to a mental hospital. This way, members of the family, other relatives, friends and neighbors in the .munity may work together and help the patient live a normal life. Since the .munity offers a more natural environment, it is easier for people with mental disorders to adjust in this situation .pared to the artificiality and isolation that they experience in a mental hospital. In order for services in a mental health .munity to be more effective, its integration with the .munity’s primary health care system should be considered together with an active call for the participation of all the members of the .munity with the program’s activities. Families who take on the role as active caregivers and caretakers should be given adequate information on the case of the patients as well. In addition, a patient should also consider joining a mental health social network whenever possible. This opens an opportunity to reestablish a network of friends in a safe and convenient setting. Although members do not physically see each other, they interact in various ways through the internet and exchange information and stories about themselves. This is also a chance for those with mental disorders to reach out to others who are in a similar situation such as theirs and in the process, maintain virtual relationships where they can feel empowered and important. Health care professionals, families and volunteers can also reach out to those who have mental problems through the use of a mental health social network. Event listings of both local and national mental health support groups are usually e-mailed to members of such a social network so that they could participate in such events. Although mental illnesses could be quite challenging, people should always keep in mind that these illnesses, no matter how severe they may seem to appear, could still be treated. Some cases may require the use of prescription drugs or medicine, but it is true that external intervention in the form of support groups is also very helpful. Both mental health .munities and social .works could be avenues for providing a positive and caring environment for families and individuals who need further support in achieving a more psychologically healthy life. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: