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Using any of the following case scenarios as an example (choose only one):
1. critically examine and discuss three impacts of stigma on people living with mental illness
2. discuss one mental health promotion activity that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to address the physical health needs of people experiencing mental illness within your health/employment service.
Your response should be supported by contemporary peer-reviewed literature.
Case scenario 1: Sara
Sara is a 41-year-old female married to an Australian citizen and gave birth to her first child, Rebecca, 2 months ago. Sara and her husband relocated to Australia from Syria two years ago. Sara misses her family badly and feels there is not much support for her here in Australia. Her GP referred her to the local mental health service as she has expressed feelings of sadness and worthlessness. She feels guilty as she does not want to spend time with her newborn daughter and does not know why. Sara’s husband, Bob, is often away interstate with work commitments. Although Sara talks to her mum on the phone, who often gives her advice about raising Rebecca, she cannot come down to visit. Sara enters the interview room with Rebecca in the baby capsule. She begins to cry uncontrollably as she is afraid that she may have a mental illness and is fearful of the impact that may have on her relationship with her husband.
The following steps are provided as a guide to developing your assessment:
Step 1: Choose your scenario from Case Scenario 1: Sara,.
Step 2: Highlight and/or annotate the scenario, analysing:
• the patient's health concerns and needs as described
• how stigma may be present within the chosen scenario.
Step 3: Review contemporary peer-reviewed literature on stigma that people living with mental illness may face. In particular, you need to locate research on the perceived and/or documented impacts of stigma. As you search, continue to revisit your chosen scenario to ensure that your response aligns to the patient.
Step 4: Choose three impacts of stigma on people living with mental illness, as supported by the research you conducted in Step 3, to analyse and discuss.
Step 5: Brainstorm relevant mental health promotion activities within your health/employment service.