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Social Analysis Proposal Topic: The Impact on Mental illness within Canadian Society Group Six Members: Centennial College of Applied Arts and Sciences GNED500 Section 030 Professor: Paul Martin October/16th, 2020 Introduction As a group we have collected a wide range of crucial, informative insight regarding the impacts of mental illness within the Canadian society. During our research we have come to the realization that mental illness is in fact a massive social issue and it is not subjected to one type of condition. The term mental illness can be defined as a negative interference in emotions, thoughts, perception and behaviour. It is commonly associated with distress however, to be specific it is the state of one's wellbeing. This destructive condition is one of
the most common social issues, affecting a wide variety of individuals including all ages, education, income levels and cultures. “In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness” (MHCC 2013). To increase familiarity on this, we would like to point out some of the major types of mental problems such as mood disorder, anxiety disorder and psychotic disorders to name a few. Collectively, we are aware of the issues circulating mental illness such as violence, harassment, bias and marginalization, but after some research we can attest that we have underestimated how common it is among Canadians. Despite what we thought we knew; this project will not only educate us further but also help us to be a part of social action as we explore the impacts. Summary and Overview The increasing prevalence of mental illnesses among the Canadian community, especially these days with the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, we are keen to provide a clear definition of the importance of mental health awareness and its impacts in this proposal. Our group is concerned that without awareness we will not know how to accommodate others in need as we too can be affected, so it is imperative to have that awareness. We believe this issue mainly affects your personal and professional life such as an individual social well- being, emotional state or work ethics. For instance, the growing evidence within the

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