how to explain how mental ill health may have an impact on the individual including ,pschological & emotional ,practical and financial ,the impact of using services ,social exclusion ,positive impacts ?
Mental illness can have a devastating effect on an individual, his or her family and friend, and on the community in many ways. [ How it affects the individual is obvious, reduced ability to care for oneself, strong negative emotions, distorted thoughts, inappropriate behavior, and reduced ability to maintain a relationship are only a few possible outcomes. On friends and family, it can be a
major responsibility to care for someone suffering from a mental illness, the emotional and behavioral components of some illnesses can be very difficult at times to understand and to deal with. Mental illness also effects the community due to the high incidence of homelessness and unemployment in some serious disorders such as schizophrenia.
These are the obvious effects of mental illness, but there are less obvious effects due to the misperception of the mentally ill. Not too long ago when people heard the term mentally ill, many thought of severe cases and associated these individuals with bizarre behavior, violence, and a lack of caring about themselves and the world. In this sense, people with mental illness were almost dehumanized. They were avoided and feared. ]
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