titled What is Mental Health?
and it explains how mental health providers in general are mislabeled in media.
The Atlantic cites a study by The Associated Press that found that only 12 percent of mental health professionals were diagnosed with mental illness, while in the same time that people are getting more accurate diagnoses for mental health disorders, mental health diagnoses are not being properly recorded.
The AP also found that the mental health field was being overdiagnosed by a factor of 2.7 in 2015, and that in 2015 there were more mental health problems in people with HIV/AIDS, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia than in people without mental illness.
Kaplan says that a lack of accurate information is putting people with mental health issues at a disadvantage.
“Mental health professionals are not trained to recognize mental health,” Kaplan said.
“And the fact is, it’s often not clear what mental health means.
It’s often a combination of two or more different diagnoses, which means that people who are in need of treatment are not getting the help they need, and they’re not getting access to the treatment they need.”
She added that mental health clinics, hospitals and treatment programs can often fail to take advantage of people with disabilities.
“People with disabilities are at a higher risk for being left untreated because they have other things to worry about, like homelessness,” Kaplan explained.
“We have to address that.
We have to have systems that are designed to help people who have physical or mental health challenges.
We need to make sure we have the resources to help them.”
Kaplan points out that in the US, mental illness is still considered a mental health condition, and it is not a mental illness diagnosis, so people with it are not automatically diagnosed as mentally ill.
However, if people are not diagnosed, it can make it difficult for them to access the care they need.
“When you think of mental illness in the medical community, people don’t think of it as a medical condition,” Kaplan noted.
“But it is a mental condition, it is treated differently.
So it can be very difficult for people with other conditions to access treatment.”
Kaepa said that in general, mental healthcare is seen as a “disability” in the public discourse.
“It’s not something that we see as being in the context of a disability, but it’s really in the general context of mental disorder,” she said.
“When we talk about mental health and disability, we don’t always see that in terms of the severity of mental disorders, but we see that when you see people with serious mental disorders who are at risk for suicide, we have a very high rate of people who do end up committing suicide.”
The AP article also points out a number of mental healthcare problems in the media, including misdiagnosis of mental illnesses, misrepresentation of the medical history of people, and reporting that people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are not the same as people with bipolar disorder.
The article also cites a report that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) said in 2014 that it has more than 300,000 professionals that have been misdiagnosed with mental illnesses in the past decade, and another that the APA said in 2016 that it had over 1 million people who were misdiagnose with mental disorders.
Kaplan said that mental healthcare professionals need to be more aware of the issues surrounding mental health care.
“What’s happened in the mental healthcare community in the last decade is that a lot of the resources that we need to do better are not there,” she explained.
Kaplan also noted that people need to know that mental illnesses are often misunderstood, and when they are misdiagnosing, they are often putting people in harm’s way.
“In the case of schizophrenia, people can end up in a place where they have a psychotic episode, which is when their mind is going off.
They may have a substance abuse problem, and a number are at greater risk for suicidal thoughts,” Kaplan pointed out.
She added: “When people have a mental disorder and are misinterpreting it, they may be putting them in harm to themselves and others.”
Kaapah says that in a number.
She also notes that mental illness has been misreported as being a “mental illness,” but it is actually a medical diagnosis.
“Many times people misdiagnise mental illnesses because they are thinking that mental disorders are mental illnesses.
And this is actually incorrect,” she stated.”
The vast majority of people that are diagnosed with schizophrenia have a mild illness, but they also have a condition that is chronic and that has serious impacts on their lives.”