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NURS 621 Walden University Mental Illness and Society Paper

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Running Head: MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCIETY 1
Mental Illness and Society
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MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCIETY 2
Introduction
This paper summarizes and provides an analysis of peer-reviewed research articles on
mental health illness and society. It addresses the mental health issues in a way that description
of the scientific problems, data, and information on mental health in society. Also included are
the reason for the selection of the various articles selected, the usefulness of the articles, and
finally, the credibility of the articles as per the resource evaluation research guidelines in the
WCU library.
The first article is the Mental Health Stigma: Society, Individuals, and The Profession.
This article explains and shows how mental health stigma functions in society. It is absorbed by
people through attribution by medical professionals. It has lots of impact on the social work
profession in various dimensions. This brings about stigmatization or ethics laden matter, which
leads to failure in seeking treatment services by the affected (Ahmedani, 2011). This is a credible
source because its peer-reviewed and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization and
The National Institute of Mental Health. This article addresses the implications of mental health
stigma in society and how it affects the individuals, society, and profession.
The second article is a mental illness-related stigma in health care: Barriers to access and
care and evidence-based solutions. The mental illness associated stigma within the health setup
hinders effective delivery and provision of quality health services to patients by the health
officials. This article shows the barriers to sufficient access and quality health care brought about
by stigmatization in health settings. It further provides research that tries to battle this issue by
giving approaches and solutions to combat stigma within medical practitioners (Knaak & Szeto,
2017). This article is peer-reviewed and was accepted for publication. This article is helpful
because it provides the various ways of combatting the hospital-based stigma.

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Running Head: MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCIETY Mental Illness and Society Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCIETY 2 Introduction This paper summarizes and provides an analysis of peer-reviewed research articles on mental health illness and society. It addresses the mental health issues in a way that description of the scientific problems, data, and information on mental health in society. Also included are the reason for the selection of the various articles selected, the usefulness of the articles, and finally, the credibility of the articles as per the resource evaluation research guidelines in the WCU library. The first article is the Mental Health Stigma: Society, Individuals, and The Profession. This article explains and shows how mental health stigma functions in society. It is absorbed by people through attribution by medical professionals. It has lots of impact on the social work profession in various dimensions. This brings about stigmatization or ethics laden matter, which leads to failure in seeking treatment services by the affected (Ahmedani, 2011). This is a credible source because its peer-reviewed and has been endorsed by the World He ...
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