Discussion

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?

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings by Day 7. APA 6th edition format is required for any citations and resources used.

Point Value: 5 Points

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