PSYCHOEDUCATION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS: A REVIEW ANALYSIS.
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The stigma based on myths and misconceptions related to mental illness can be considered as an obstacle in providing mental illness treatment and care. An effective intervention to reduce the stigma can be beneficial. Most family members are not prepared to accept their loved ones has mental illness. Teaching patients and their care givers are of utmost importance. A psychoeducation can be considered as a systematic interventional tool to provide information. Developing awareness is an essential focus of a psychoeducation program. Understanding the impact of Psychoeducation can not only reduce the stigma but it can also enable the social reintegration of the individual suffering from mental illness. Implementation of structured Psychoeducation will surely deliver optimistic messages about the nature and treatability of mental health problems. Improved knowledge will abolish the negative perception associated with mental illness.
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