NURS 6630 Week 10.docx - The shame of mental illness is often neglected and remains stigmatized The stigma creates a barrier to treatment and recovery

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The shame of mental illness, is often neglected and remains stigmatized. The stigma creates a barrier to treatment and recovery, leading to serious consequences, such as loss of job, school failures and family upheaval. Although, there are large scale marketing efforts, in decreasing the shame of mental illness, there are inadequate facilities and clinics to address the growing population suffering from mental disorders (Chae,et al 2016). In the African American 20% are more likely to report psychological distress, than Caucasian population (Chae,et al 2016)., but least likely to report, treat or be diagnosis with a mental illness. The health disparities in the minority community are astronomical. Historically adversity which includes race based exclusion, from health education, social and economic resourses have translated into inequalities in my community. African American are more likely to have feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness and worthlessness (Long, 2018), than our Caucasian counterparts. Black/African Americans, are less
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