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Music therapy and mental health — the untold benefits

Perhaps it was the lyrics of a song that resonated deep within you or the soothing effect of a melody played on the guitar that made your soul dance. Whatever relationship you share with music, it is a medium that can evoke the deepest emotions and lead to positive transformations. Given below are the 6 reasons why music therapy is…

Social psychology explains the discrimination against mental health diagnoses

This essay will evaluate how effective social psychological theories are at explaining discrimination against employees with mental health diagnoses in the workplace using the Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1977) and the Social Identity Theory (Tajfel and Turner 1979). Goffman (1963) described mental illness discrimination as the result of “an individual possessing a devalued attribute which is deeply discrediting” which is…

Music & mental health

Our overall group’s question is “How can music help people with their mental illnesses?”. To find an answer to this question my group and I did lots of research connected to the different genres of music, as well as other methods of treatment for all kinds of mental illnesses. I researched the social aspect of this topic while my groupmates…

Mental health

The room fell silent. My comment hit a nerve. The discussion was so heated that we could barely hear what any of us was saying, but the truth that comment bore hit home. Over the years, I have wondered why people choose to live in oblivion, evading the obvious that is reality. We learn. We live and we learn. Whoever…

Is the mental health field right for me ?

I have so many questions about being a social worker, working as a counselor, or even how doing this affects your life. Obviously everything that happens at a job like that has to be confidential for the clients rights. The point of this essay is to talk about facts, and if working with people with mental disabilities will be right…

Fixing the broken mental health system

Mental Health care in America is inadequate and in need of significant attention and change. There are so many problems that need to be addressed. Within the past ten years the states have cut roughly $5 billion in mental health funding and eliminated about 4″,500 public psychiatric beds. The nation’s psychiatric bed total per 100″,000 people is well below the…

Positive mental health

We all have basic psychological needs. When these needs are acquired they lead to a greater sense of happiness and success. These basic psychological needs are just as important as the body’s need for water, rest, food, and sex. Meeting these needs is just as important as balancing them as well. Failure to do so can lead to a number…

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