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Literature review presenting disclosure of mental illness: is it better to pursue your lips?

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Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background: the paper highlights the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure of a mental illness by an individual at workplace, home or within society. It has been observed that fear of shame; discrimination and stigmatization are pertinent causes of non-disclosure and influence delay in treatment and recovery. However, disclosure of mental illness uplifts self-confidence, sense of freedom and brings up support groups.

Method: various research journals were preferred and consider being a consistent and diverse study. Non-disclosure of mental illness greatly impact on treatment and recovery. An unreported or unidentified case of mental illness can lead to far reaching and horrifying outcomes Findings: it has been observed through researches that Individuals with mental illness don’t prefer to disclose due to fear of stigmatization within our culture which could lead to severe consequences such as delayed in treatment and recovery. However if it is disclosed promptly it could be beneficial not only for self but also for the family. The family plays a important role in helping the individual through the disclosure process. This paper will identify the various pros and cons of disclosure and nondisclosure of mental illness in the light of disclosure model and recommendations to reduce the number of unreported mental illnesses

Keywords: mental health, disclosure, stigma, discrimination

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Literature review presenting disclosure of mental illness: is it better to pursue your lips?

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: the paper highlights the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure of a mental illness by an individual at workplace, home or within society. It has been observed that fear of shame; discrimination and stigmatization are pertinent causes of non-disclosure and influence delay in treatment and recovery. However, disclosure of mental illness uplifts self-confidence, sense of freedom and brings up support groups.

Method: various research journals were preferred and consider being a consistent and diverse study. Non-disclosure of mental illness greatly impact on treatment and recovery. An unreported or unidentified case of mental illness can lead to far reaching and horrifying outcomes Findings: it has been observed through researches that Individuals with mental illness don’t prefer to disclose due to fear of stigmatization within our culture which could lead to severe consequences such as delayed in treatment and recovery. However if it is disclosed promptly it could be beneficial not only for self but also for the family. The family plays a important role in helping the individual through the disclosure process. This paper will identify the various pros and cons of disclosure and nondisclosure of mental illness in the light of disclosure model and recommendations to reduce the number of unreported mental illnesses

Keywords: mental health, disclosure, stigma, discrimination