HPR 162 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Supplemental Security Income

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Published on 29 Sep 2019
Hofstra University
Health Professions (HPR) (*Formerly HPFS*)
HPR 162
Review of Lecture 10
SSI- Supplemental Security Income
Relies on your $$ need
SSD- Social Security Disability
Relies on what you’ve always paid into the system
-Some people qualify for both
Structural Forms of Discrimination
(Re: Mental Illness)
a. Lack of Employment
b. Lack of adequate educational services
Reasons of Discrimination of Mental Illnesses
a. Disrespectful/ignorant towards those of mental illness
b. Stigma
c. Lack of acceptance
d. Media’s portrayal of Mental Illness
i. Seen as dangerous/volatile/impulsive
Combating Stigma
a. Educating the public
b. Shine a more positive light on mental illness
i. Stories of recovery
c. Make them more visible
d. Disputing myths
e. Respite Care
Culture, Religions, Regions and Gender Disparities
a. Culturally: may be discouraged from getting treatment
i. Mentally illness doesn’t exist
ii. Oh it’s all in your head
iii. They’re just lazy”
iv. Attach shame to the MI
b. Religiously: pray instead of recieving treatmenrt
i. Illness is a demon
1. Exorcism
a. Restrained
b. Traumatic situation
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