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MENTAL HEALTH NURSINGChapter One: Mental Health and Mental IllnessWHO definition of mental health: state of well-being in which each individual is able to realize their own potential, cope with normal stresses of life, work productively, and make a contribution to the communityExamples of mental health traits include – rational thinking, appropriate communication, effective coping, meaningful relationships, self-control and self-awareness, positive self-concept, learning and productivity, emotional growthAccording to the DSM-5, a manual that classifies 175 separate mental health disorders, there is evidence that suggests that the symptoms and causes of many disorders are influenced by cultural and ethnic factorsoNo set standard measure for mental health, it is culturally defined and based on interpretations of effective functioning according to societal normsoDifferentiate what is acceptable in other culturesoExample is that of “hysteria” – only affected women, and caused them to be irrational and emotional, and was from sexual deprivationoSuicide – honorable in Japan and Middle East, but seen as mental illness in U.S.Diathesis-Stress ModeloDiathesis (biological predisposition)oStress (environmental stress or trauma)oA nature + nurture argument that asserts most psychiatric disorders result from a genetic vulnerability and negative environmental stressorsoMost accepted explanation for mental illnessUntil the 1980s, when mental illness sufferers and their families formed the National Alliance on Mental Illness, many doctors took over the persons care without their input, dictated how the person would receive treatmentoVery demoralizing, so NAMI worked to resist this traditional arrangement and focus on recoveryoRecovery: people are able to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communitiesPeople become self-directed, health and wellness improve, and reach their full potential10 Principles of Recovery: self-directed – consumers lead, control, exercise choice, and determine their own path of recoveryindividual and person-centered – recovery is based on unique strengths, as well as needs, preferences, and experiences, and cultural backgroundempowering – consumers have the authority to choose from a range of options, participate in all decisions that will affect their lives, and be educated and supported in doing soholistic – recovery encompasses an individual’s whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and communitynonlinear – recovery is based on continual growth, occasional setbacks, and learning from experiencestrengths-based – recovery is focused on valuing and building on the multiple capacities, resiliencies, talents, coping ability and inherent worth of individuals
peer-supported – consumers encourage and engage each other in recovery and provide a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles, and communityrespect – community, systems, and societal acceptance and appreciation

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