Article Critique Paper

Article Critique Paper
Marie Merritt
University of Phoenix
Healthy Communities: Theory & Practice
Vincent Pair
February 28, 2010

Article Critique Paper
      The young mother of two young children and a newborn struggles with feelings of sadness and worthlessness. Fearful that she will be deemed an unfit mother and her children taken away she doesn't seek help.   Thirteen percent of new mothers are diagnosed with post-partum depression ( .   A middle aged successful businessman worries that he will lose his career and his coworkers will view him differently if his diagnosis of bipolar disorder is revealed.   Eight million adults are affected with bipolar disorder and able to manage their symptoms successfully with therapy and medication (   She was hearing the voices in her head again, telling her to stop taking her medicine, not to speak or trust anyone; she was walking the streets disorientated, paranoid, and delusional. Her family unaware of her whereabouts.   Nearly three million people between the late teens and mid-thirties are diagnosed with schizophrenia (   At a family gathering a seventy-five year old gentleman doesn't remember his wife's name and is confused.   It is becoming increasingly difficult for his wife to care for him at home. Each day she looks in his eyes and   hopes for moments of clarity and recognition.   They have been married for thirty years.     Every 70 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's disease.   It is the seventh leading cause of death   (
      The above examples are just a few of the mental health disorders that impacts a individual and their families life.   One in four people will experience some sort of mental health problem at some point in their lives (   The stigma associated with being diagnosed with a mental health disorder persists today.   Isolation, hospitalizations,...