Mental Illness

Over 50 million Americans face daily struggles with a mental illness. In today’s society, individuals feel less comfortable going to see a psychologist than they do seeing an eye doctor or a dentist. Also, individuals feel worse about needing assistance fighting depression or anxiety than they do about requiring help with cancer. The term “mental … Read more

Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment

Introduction of AB 1300 Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment AB 1300 the Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment bill was introduced to the California State Legislature on February 27, 2015 by Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas. The bill was developed in conjunction with the California Hospital Association (CHA) and the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (California … Read more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Case Study

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that fuel fear, leading to increased anxiety and eventual compulsive reactions. Both adults and children that suffer with OCD, are often aware that their thoughts and behaviors are irrational, however, the impulse to perform the compulsive ritual to relieve the anxiety of the obsessive … Read more

Mental Health Mission Statement Analysis Essay

Module 1 Learning Exercise Objectively review the Mission Statement (Purpose or Mandate) of a mental health service in your area where you work, volunteer or participate. Note: If you are connected with a mental health organization, review the Mission statement specific program or service that you are affiliated with. • Include a copy (scan if … Read more