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    Mental Illness

    This can be a very sensitive issue for some people. Mental illness affects so many people and it has a profoundly negative social stigma. Have you ever experienced this in your family, community or maybe you have a mental illness? Do you feel there are enough resources in your community to deal with illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, etc?

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    Depression can be very difficult to deal with but with the proper help it can be treated. I do hope you are getting some help with the depressive disorder. What do you find helps the best?

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    I know that if i talk to close friends to let them know what is going on with my situation is best even close family members
    Being around ones that you are comfortable with that you can talk to and let them know how you feel

    There are alot of ways to help with mental illness

    -Talk to FRIENDS and FAMILY or talk to someone you can trust teacher co-worker RCMP, mental health nurse,
    - use help phone lines http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx 1 800 668 6868 this number is FREE and 24/7
    -talk to your local health centre to talk with someone

    Recognize your signs i.e your diet, if you eat to much or eat less or not at all
    - if you sleep more often then usual or if you have not enough sleep then you usually do
    -different thoughts in that you think of that is not normal
    -any suicidal thoughts

    This is very important to take care of any of these abnormal changes in your life that you talk to someone

    If you can think of ways of other ways that help you the best don't be afraid to speak out you will not be judged here this is a safe forum where we can help others if you or someone else who needs a ear to listen to.

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    Psychiatry involves theories of the mind, theories of the causes of mental disorders, classification schemes for those disorders, research about the disorders, proven treatments and research into new treatments, and a number of professions whose job it is to work with or on behalf of people with mental disorders. The philosophical study of psychiatry discusses conceptual, ethical, metaphysical, social, and epistemological issues that arise in all these aspects of psychiatry. Central to this study is the nature of mental illness.

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    The central philosophical debate over mental illness is not about its existence, but rather over how to define it, and whether it can be given a scientific or objective definition, or whether normative and subjective elements are essential to our concept of mental illness. One desideratum for a successful definition of mental illness is that it will settle debates over particular purported mental illnesses.

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    The connection between philosophical issues in the study and treatment of mental illness and these other areas of philosophy is in many cases obvious, as in the question of when and how people with mental disorders are responsible for their actions is connected with the insanity defense in law, and the more general debate over the justification of punishment. The philosophical investigation of the nature of mental illness is therefore relevant to many other areas of philosophy. While there is no sharp divide between the philosophical discussion of the nature of mental illness and the wider philosophical discussion of psychiatry, we can focus on four major issues that have preoccupied the philosophical literature.

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    So how do you feel about what you wrote?

    Is there a concrete definition of mental illness?

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