Mental Ilness

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Social Stigmas Mental Illness

Mental Illness:-

• Introduction :-
Mental disease and its stigma is observed in most of the culture. People of different age, gender or socio-economic status may suffer from mental illness. At least twenty percent of people pass through mental disorders in some way or the other during their lifetime. Stigma towards mentally ill people is very risky. This affects on their ability to perform duties, their revival, treatment procedure and support they receive, and their recognition in the group of people. Stigma is considered as a sign of shame, dishonour or disapproval, of being rejected by others. Stigma is painful and humiliating. Since Civilization, persons suffering from mental barrier of their disability accompanied social stigma and negative social mind-sets. A determined negative outlook and social rejection of people with disabilities is evident all through history and across the culture. Society viewed mentally ill people as either morally wrong or they were being punished by God, or as being possessed by demonic spirits requiring some religious interventions. Research indicates that the extent of social rejection and social stigma differs with precise disabilities, creating a well-defined hierarchical order. Stigmatization possibly has a remarkable comportment on the distribution of life chances in mental illness.

• Society :- Generally people have feeling that person gripped under mental illness is less capable, inefficient, should be institutionalized or will never get improved. As an effect of such stigma, mental illnesses remain the butt of jokes in popular culture. People are more stigmatized to some kind of mental illnesses than others. It depends on seriousness of illness. Schizophrenia, for case in point, is viewed as more dangerous and highly stigmatized than depression. It…...

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