Author: Paul Inglis

REGISTERED NDIS SERVICE PROVIDER

Attitude problem

Attitude problem Are mental disorders just caused by something ‘in the head’ such as ‘an attitude problem?’ No. It is widely recognised that there are various influences on mental disorders which include genetic predispositions, psychological states, psychological factors and social and cultural circumstances (Myers, 2005). Having any mental illness is not caused by an attitude …

Differences between mental health and mental illness

Differences between mental health and mental illness Mental health and mental illness are terms used interchangeably, yet there are differences between mental health and mental illness. Basically, mental health refers to mental well-being which involves our feelings, emotions and thoughts. It also involves our ability to deal with problems in every-day life, or to solve …

Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma What is stigma? Firstly, the word stigma comes from a Greek word ‘stigmata’ (Oveton & Medina, 2008, p. 143). Stigmata means, or refers to, ‘shame’ or one being flawed in character. SANE Australia states that stigma usually focuses on negative and ill-informed attitudes (2013, p. 1). Mental health stigma basically involves feelings, …