Discussion week 4 -350 words
The stigmas of mental illness and substance abuse
The stigmas associated with mental illness and substance abuse have created a barrier which prevents many people from receiving services.
- How have recent national legislation or policy efforts helped or hurt the battle against these stigmas?
- What can be done in the future from a national policy perspective to reduce these stigmas?
- As a human services provider what could you do to ensure people needing services for mental illness and substance abuse had access to these services?
What unique needs do you believe these clients would have that you would consider as you plan services for them?
Herzberg, J. T. (2015). Foundations in human services practice: A generalist perspective on individual, agency, and community. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. ISBN: 9780205858255; eISBN: 9780205982233
Chapter 1: Case Management Theories
Karger, H. J. & Stoesz , D. (2018). American social welfare policy: A pluralist approach (8th ed). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. ISBN: 9780134628127; eISBN: 9780134543468
Chapter 13: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy