Response to Classmate Post
Demonstrates building on peer postings and extending the discussion.
Questions posed are thoughtful and relevant. Includes substantial factually correct content which demonstrates evidence of comprehension, application, and/or appraisal.
Includes evidence of self- reflective content which demonstrates views, beliefs, and/or feelings.
Interaction demonstrates respect and sensitivity to others.
Response to Classmate (Sara)’s Post
Greetings, thank you for taking your time to participate in this discussion actively. I appreciate your consideration in giving me an opportunity to contribute as well. I like the idea that you decided to focus on vulnerable populations of those with mental illness. Your arguments are well articulated with factual evidence to prove that, indeed, mental illness is a global health condition. Many people do not access mental health services due to a lack of providers, thus feeling discouraged to continue looking for the help they desire. The lucky ones most likely come from a high social class that can afford the services.
Many non-governmental organizations such as World Health Organization and other private corporates have tried their best to reduce mental health issues and drug substances. However, there is still a lot that needs to be done (Wainberg et al., 2017). In addition to your points, I would also like to say that some health interventions need to be adjusted. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses must advance their studies from higher education levels institutions to ensure that the therapy sessions and mental illness treatments are conducted professionally to reduce stigmatization.
The government and health practitioners need to increase mental health centers, especially in those low and middle-income countries, to help the population understand that mental illness is not something to be ashamed of; instead, one should seek help. We all suffer from mental illness in one way or another. The difference is the levels; therefore, no one should be criticized for their condition. In relation to this, there should be strict laws for those who try to manipulate people with mental illness, and such policies can help reduce the issue of stigma.
Wainberg, M. L., Scorza, P., Shultz, J. M., Helpman, L., Mootz, J. J., Johnson, K. A., … & Arbuckle, M. R. (2017). Challenges and opportunities in global mental health: a research-to-practice perspective. Current psychiatry reports, 19(5), 28. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11920-017-0780-z