Effects of Stigma on a Diagnosis
In this assignment, you will choose one recent news article that addresses an incident involving a mental health issue (i.e., a suicide attempt, an arrest for peeping, etc.).
Provide a summary of the article, highlighting the mental health concerns found in the article. Explain why the person’s behavior is considered abnormal or maladaptive and describe how stigma affects a person’s willingness to seek help. In addition, describe the risk factors and benefits and ethical considerations associated with diagnostic labeling. Include the complete citation and a link for the article.
Your final product should be a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document written in APA format. The paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Demonstrate ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources and display accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and references.
- By the due date assigned, save your document as M2_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area