Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment text to read the following:
Chapter 20, “Mental Health and Mental Illness as Influences on Human Behavior.”
This chapter focuses on concept of mental health versus mental illness; proposes positive psychology and resilience as effective interventions with a focus on strengths and resources; and addresses causes of suicide and controversies surrounding suicide.
After completing the unit readings, address the following:
What are your thoughts about the way society treats individuals and families who have mental illness?
What are your thoughts about society’s perspective on mental health care?
Once you develop your ideas, discuss, from this perspective, the implications for social work practice.
Be sure to cite support for your specific points as well as using examples for emphasis.