Recovery of mental health

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Subject Area:Health Care

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Friends, relatives, and people living around those affected get physically and emotionally affected once they discover one has a mental problem. Knowing whether a person is mentally ill may be hard but some of the signs to show one has mental illness may include factors such as being confused when thinking, thinking of committing suicide, extreme anger, change in eating and sleeping modes, social exclusion, one becoming unable to cope with daily activities, getting so much fear and hallucinations. There are different types of mental illness each with different characteristics (Fernando & Surman, 2014). To start with there is the anxiety disorder. This is a mental illness in which those affected gets to experience distressing. To add to this, the people with this disorder get many fears and apprehension. Normally it's obvious to have this feeling when one is in an interview or when speaking in public. On the contrary to the normal feeling of anxiety is that people with this disorder tend to experience anxiety for a long period usually six months and above. This disorder is characterized by panic, fear when leaving the house in which he/she lives in, panic attacks and physical symptoms which may include pains or even headache. The other characteristic is worrying so much when there is no good reason to make one worry (Hart, 2014). The other characteristics of this disorder are getting trouble when sleeping, tension and hot flashes. The second type of mental illness is the mood disorder. Those suffering from this type of mental illness live with more sustained moody disorders (Nicholson & Joanne, 2014).

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Their moods impact them mentally and psychologically. Another characteristic of this illness is that it results in depression. This illness may also cause bipolar disorder. The third type of mental illness is the eating disorders. This is characterized by eating fewer amounts of food, overeating and depression and distress (Odenigbo, 2015). People with this disorder also feel concerned about their body weight, the shape of their bodies as well as their self-image. This may as well result in self-starvation, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa. In other cases, the family members blame themselves for the sicknesses of their loved one. Parents also feel their children get sick as a result of poor upbringing. This brings more problems in families. Mental health support services available in Ireland which assist in mental health recovery There are several mental health support systems which are available in Ireland and assists in mental health recovery.

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To start with, there is the peer support (Nicholson & Joanne, 2014). People attend these clinics on an appointment basis (Tucker & William, 2016). The individual suffering from mental health problem may be assessed, given follow-ups and continuously given management of their illness. These facilities are mostly found in community health centers. Here one finds the psychiatrists and other people in mental health departments. Mental health professionals who work in adult mental health services with their roles When delivering mental health services, some professionals are usually available in the mental health facilities. They counsel, give psycho education to the patients and serves in case management. The psychiatrist nurse is also found in the mental health facilities. His/her role is to do follow ups to patients once they have been discharged from the hospital. Vocational supports trainer provides vocational training to whose lives are seen to have been affected by mental health problem (Hart, 2014).

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The people given vocational training shows an interest in making a fresh start in life. In supporting the clients own problems he/she admits the fact that the professionals have more knowledge which can only be useful to them if they disclose their problems to them. Evaluation, reflection and recommendations on mental health support system In evaluating the mental health support system, one notes that mental health support system has contributed much to how mental illness is taken. With the availability of such facilities, a person gets assured that his/her patient will receive treatment and get well (Nicholson & Joanne, 2014). The reflections can be observed where stigma on those suffering from mental health problem has reduced significantly. Efforts should be put to make the mental health facilities effective. Mental Health and Mental Illness in Non-Western Countries.

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Mental Health Worldwide, 2014, pp. Hart, S. J. Mental Illness and the Pursuit of Stability Across Three Generations. Ottewell, Namino. Stigma against mental illness: Perspectives of mental health service users. Mental Health & Prevention, vol. no. pp.

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