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Reading Response 12 and 14

Reading Response 12 and 14 - Kamille Pickens SOCY 4168...

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Kamille Pickens SOCY 4168 March 12, 2012 Socioeconomic and race are two determinants that can affect the mental health of individuals. Though individuals of a lower socioeconomic status are more likely to experience mental disorders, wealthier individuals are not immune. However, those of a higher socioeconomic status are less likely to slip down the ladder if a mental health issue is encountered. We see this primarily because those who are classified as wealthy are financially stable allowing them to access help, and have more social support that keeps them afloat. However, minorities (since more likely to be poor) are put in more detrimental situations from mental health issues, due to their unfavorable socioeconomic status. Those at the top layer of the stratification system are categorized as wealthy. The income of these individuals can range anywhere from hundreds of thousands of dollars to billions of dollars. With this amount of income there are no obstacles in obtaining resources.
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