Adolescent Mental Health Disorder and Prevention
Throughout the course life of an individual, they tend to have an experience of mental health challenges such as their thinking problems, their changed moods, and their change of behavior which are the effects of mental health. The factors which bring about mental challenges and problems includes the, biological factors, the family history on mental health issues and the life experience like physical or psychological abuse. The problems of mental health is very common in human being but there is always there is always help to the circumstance. Such behaviors includes eating or sleeping too much, having no or else low energy, having an experience of pains and aches. There is always some ways of preventing mental health infections as well as treatment methods.
They tend to increase with time. The family member’s friends and relative begin to observe it first. Psychotherapeutic interventions like behaviors on cognitive therapy are currently widely used together with some common treatment measures. The development of life positive goals, ideal great future, and positive belief in life have all been linked together by the fact of their good mental health. This is to show that the environment which supports stress free society has good production of people who are mentally health. An adolescent having mental health disorders engage in substance use, they start engaging in prostitution and this increases the risk of unsafe behaviors of sexuality, (Ford, Goodman, Meltzer, 2003). National survey from the year 2006 to the year 2007 on drug use and health which tabulated for this report shows that more than two amongst fine teenagers who have mental challenges as well as the substance use disorder.
According to World Health Organization, approximately twenty percent of the teens have been diagnosed with mental health difficulties (Mortimer, 1996). To prevent mental health illnesses, we have several ways which includes; having personal physical health, nurturing for good relationship with other people, controlling and lowering of stress, taking time for fun and relaxing (Jahoda, 2014). Having a positive thinking and having enough sleep since they need good mental health for doing academic studies. Second, disorders of the mind are generally characterized by the challenges and problems which individuals experience with their moods and mind. They are majorly not understood in terms of the symptoms, causes and the general symptoms of the mind. Third, mind illness has become rampant in Jamaica and has affected the ability of an individual especially the youth on the way they relate to other people.
Fourth, studying mental health is very important since it enhances stabilization of physical health. The study of mental Health helps an individual to cope up with the life and circumstances of stress. Adolescents who have good mental health can achieve maximum and optimize their well-being as well as their social functions. The behaviorism and depression began as a form of psychological research. The human behavior has no much to do an internal unconscious conflict, problems or repression having object representation. Behavioral psychologist makes use of the learning theory in explaining the behaviors of a human being. In accordance to behavioral theory, dysfunctional behaviors like depression and stress. It aims at looking at the rising issues of teens being affected by mental health disorders.
In addition this research aims at discussing the causes of disorders that affect the mental health in adolescence stage of human development, finding the methods of reducing mental health disorders in adolescence stage and recommending at some of ways and methods of preventing the mental health disorders in adolescent stage in Jamaica. Research Methodology Data collection Data collection through interviewing Interviewing Jamaican adolescent people their personal issues concerning their depression if any and how they manage it. Data collected through interviewing is reliable and free from influence and exaggeration. Questionnaire The Jamaican youth are elite and are able to answer the questionnaire bellow; 1 what is your age…………. The existing completion rise is due to the increased children intense of teen’s transition into the adolescence stage.
The untreated mental disorders are very dangerous in human beings. They lead to quitting of school by teens, having strained family relationship, engaging in dangerous sexual behaviors. (Colton, 2006) The estimated youths and teens range between 69% and 72% in the justice of juvenile system with diagnosable mental health disorders. Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria Inclusion criteria In this research proposal, inclusion criteria are very crucial for this study, with the agenda of ensuring restriction of the participants’ age. Having mental disorders and substances are prevalent in the uninsured population. Travelling is some parts of Jamaica is also not easy due to poor infrastructure. Causes of adolescence mental Health Disorders Most of the adolescent people who have issues in mental health illness are said to have mental problem.
The disorders influences ones thinking ability, their behavior, and their social well-being. An example is depression, anxiety disorders. The effect of low quality of life as a result of poverty and the feeling of being dissatisfied can bring about mental sicknesses. (Jahoda, 2014). The environmental exposure to toxin from the environment more so at adolescent stage of development can cause stress of life bring about mental dissatisfaction. The events of life which are stressful causes stress. When a woman is married to a tribe and country of diverse cultural practices takes time to settle on the norms of her husband’s culture and therefore, they experience mental disturbances which brings about stress discomfort and later mental illnesses. In addition the person has no empathy, they are not able to tell the existing difference between fantasy world and a realistic situation.
They have no control over their mental situations. An adolescent person experiences some weight loss and a lot of fatigue any most of their times. The eating disorders may generally cause malnutrition which results to loss in weight and self-induced vomiting (Mortimer, et al. The effects of adolescent Mental Health Instability The impact caused by mental health illness are both long term and short term effects. In addition, there is a myth of mental Health illness treatment which may lead to much development of discrimination practices as a result of cultural influence in some communities. Prevention efforts for the problem of Mental Health Disorder Mental health disorders have negative impacts on human health and a general adverse impact to the family an entire society as well as the lowering the economy of the nation.
Therefore, early prevention and treatment is very important. Risks and preventive and protective measures are commonly used as a framework in addressing the effects and early intervention for mental sickness. Risk factors are very harmful as they impede the recovery while the factors used for protective reasons which helps in recovery from the mental health illness for adolescent youth and young adults. The other way to reduce mental illness is finding a way to lower stress. Stress is not good for health. Stress contributes to hypertension and heart diseases as they increase the level of stroke, diabetes as well as obesity. Taking time to go out for leisure and fun is a good way to prevent chances of being infected by mental health disorders.
Last but not the least, working with a positive self-esteem is closely associated with good mental health. Mental Health disorder in adolescence stage is very significant and very common and requires an intervention and treatment. These difficulties and disorders are able to intervene the patient’s ability to properly articulate their health concern. The prevailing the individual’s culture, their subjective assessment and their competing professional theories affects the health of the mind. Reference Colton, C. W. Ford, T. , Goodman, R. , & Meltzer, H. The British child and adolescent mental health survey 1999: the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders. Journal of the American academy of child & adolescent psychiatry, 42(10), 1203-1211. T. , Folstein, S. E. , Bacalman, S. , Davis, N. , Whitehead, M Petticrew, M. , Thomson, H. & Renton, A.
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