Lecture 16 - Social policies how we deal with people with mental illness History how we have treated people with mental illness in the past Criminal

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11/08/16Social policies – how we deal with people with mental illnessHistory – how we have treated people with mental illness in the past Criminal Justice SystemStigmaDevaluing people, rejecting them, and discriminating them Social process characterized by devaluation and blame aimed at a certain person or groupComes from the theory in sociology of how we started to look at deviance (people who did not follow social norms) Link – people develop conceptions about mental illness early on in life as well as conceptions about how people with mental illness are treated. If a person is labeled with mental illness later in life, this situation may be exacerbated because of maladaptive strategy to avoid rejection oPeople with mental illness withdraws from society and don’t socialize oPeople isolate completely because of fear oBeing less confident and may prove preconceived notions about how people would treat them
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