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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty Assignment by Jewelle | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

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Jewelle Lim Fong Yee's insight:

From this article, I can see that poverty has a great impact on the people directly and indirectly. People who suffer and live in poverty usually suffer from stress and fear. They would fear if whether they have sufficient food for their family, how long would they be able to survive with deprived of food, safe drinking water, health and shelter. Most of these people suffer from depression. It is also very difficult for people to recover from mental and physical tortures so the only way to solve the problem is to help get this people out of poverty.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | Poverty Assignment by Jewelle | Scoop.it

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Nearly half of Asia’s 1.27 billion children live in poverty. They do not have enough food, safe drinking water, good health and a safety shelter. From the picture, I can see a mother with 3 children. I can tell that they do not come from a wealthy family from the clothes they are wearing are very dirty and worn out. These children are not smiling. I think it is because they are not happy with what they have; not enough daily needs. I wonder why are they in this living state? Why did the government did not bother to help them?

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Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:39 AM

From the article, i see that about two third of the world's population
are made up of poor people. Factors which lead to poverty are wars,
projects on deforestation and mining. From the picture i see women
and children wearing dirty clothes and muddy hair, which tells me
how long those people have not bathed.The children are also thin ,
therefore i know that people there have not enough food and water to
drink, bathe or eat. The article also states that nearly half of Asian
kids are living in poverty. Those children could not afford education,
medical supplies, which also means they have no qualifications to
find a decent job when they grow up. I think if those children do not
have money in the future, their children would suffer and this continues
on generation by generation. Also, the article states that poverty is
keeping children out of school, only a handful of children in one village
gets admitted in school. Thus this article makes me wonder why the government not subsidies the prices of daily needs for people living in poverty? Why is the government reluctant to take away caste discrimination? Why do the people not do anything about it?

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The article states that Indian sub continent had many people living in extreme poverty.This is due to the fact that majority of the poor are part of the caste system which gives the people affected by poverty a low status.This means that the next generation cannot get out of poverty due to their low status.Is it possible to abolish this caste system even though it is part of their religion to help these people get better lives? And if possible,how so?

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:04 AM

Asia is acounted for the worst in poverty. They have less htna a dollar a day to spend in everything. They do not have enough money to buy their stuff. The war destroy their Loved ones, livs and their belongings. It is up to us to change the world and give out our helping hand! 

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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty Assignment by Jewelle | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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I see a little boy trying to drink water although there is barely water dripping out. From this, i can infer that water is very essential to our daily lives. Most people wound not be surprised to hear that almost 800 million people do not have access to clean drinkable water. Nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day. I wonder why do we people especially those living in developed countries do not cherish what we have and keep demanding more about what we do not have?

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training | Poverty Assignment by Jewelle | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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Jewelle Lim Fong Yee's insight:

Education is very essential in the modern society. Without a proper education, one will not be able to get a stable job and good, sufficient income. However, after reading this article, we can easily tell that education is also a factor of poverty. People who are suffering in poverty do not have the privilege or opportunity to receive proper eduction, due to the fact that they could not afford the school fees. I feel that it is very unfair. It is a good thing that Students Rising Above(SRA) helps and support the poor. The poorer students, after having the change to study, they actually appreciate and study really hard as compared to those who come from wealthier families. I wonder why do those students who come from wealthier families do not how to appreciate what they have when the poorer students are dying to experience many things that they cannot?

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Education is the brightest hope for breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty. But, kids born to poor, under-educated parents aren't likely to succeed at school without help that targets their family situations, and that help is most needed during their earliest years. Newborn was born poor, and nearly half of those babies went on to spend at least half of their childhood in poverty. Poor children were born into "deep poverty" to parents living on incomes less. Parents' low educational attainment was shown to predict persistent poverty for their children more consistently than any other factor the study investigated including single motherhood, family unemployment, young age of parents or living in inner-city neighborhoods. Earning a high school diploma can help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, but persistent poverty makes earning that diploma a tough challenge. Children who spend more than half of their childhoods poor are more likely than never-poor children to enter their 20s without completing high school. Poverty strikes its most innocent victims hardest of all. Stresses associated with poverty including malnutrition, lack of mental stimulation, poor health care, frequent moving and general insecurity have their direst effect on newborns and children up to age two. Children who live in poverty in those first years of life are likely to complete high school than children who became poor later in childhood. I think what this report is saying is that early interventions are very important and targeting resources to these kids from birth is vital, because home environment in early years is so important to brain development. So when parents are stable, kids are stable.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:00 AM

Education is important as we live in an era where you can only gain confidence in people and get a job when you have complete education. Many children who are poor, do not get a chance to go to school and learn. When given the chance, I am sure that most of them would wish to go to school and study. Many of these children work to earn money instead of studying as they cannot afford to pay for it. However, I believe that every child deserves a chance to be educated in a school, regardless of how rich or poor they are. Even though education is not something that can be totally free of charge, why not allow all children to go to school and learn the basics of the subjects, so that they would at least have enough knowledge to get a proper job.

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:31 AM

As highlighted in the article, we could achieve our goals by breaking the cycle of poverty by having a good and fundamental education through a college degree. Students from low income group with a college degree could contribute to society and become role models.The article mentioned that from an award winning program(SRA), graduants could easily seek employment embarking on  a career opportunity into the workforce.

In my opinion, a healthy society needs to nurture a good education program which in turn have good return through rewarding investment in education.

Rewarding careers and new emerging generation to tackle workforce issues, often kept me wondering how one day I would blend myselff into this.

 

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Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre

Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre | Poverty Assignment by Jewelle | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: It's more palatable to blame diabetes on lifestyle than accept the fact that on a penny-per-calorie basis, a Big Mac is simply cheaper...

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Jewelle Lim Fong Yee's insight:

I see that the obesity and poverty is linked in someways. People who are poorer will not have sufficient money to consume the healthier choose of food. Hence, they are resulted to eating of cheaper food which are rich in calories and high in fats as it provides them with more energy. These food are all fast food which has less nutrients. This leads to obesity and unhealthy diet. I wonder why did the government not take action to help these people and ease their living situation.

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Garrick Tay's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:43 PM

overty and obesity and interlinked with each other. I think that poverty forces people to be only able to buy foods that are cheap, which most of the time are foods rich in fat. Also, these foods are rich in calories, which provide energy for people, which means the poor will also prefer them to healthier foods as it provides them with more energy. This causes them to be unhealthy. I wonder what is being done by the government to help these people and help ease the situation.

Rayn Kang Lam Fong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:43 PM

I see that people who are poor eat cheaper but healthier food thus they do not worry about obesity. But those rich people can eat those foods that are expensive but also high in fats

 

I think that we should educate people about this matter so that they can help themselves and not get diseases such as heart problems or diabetes

 

I wonder why the government does not educate the people about this . Less money is better than having more money but having more illnesses.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 12:57 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this articicle, i can see that obesity is actually linked to cheap food. this is because when one does not have the money to buy food, they will go for cheaper options, but it makes it more unhealthy. These foods can be processed foods etc.

It makes me think that cheap food may not be that healthy to one's health after all, so why buy these foods, when it is bad for health? I do understand that people facing poverty may not have the money to buy more nourishing food for themselves, but what about those who do have money to support themselves.

It makes me wonder how people do know that they are consuming unhealthy food, but still continue on eating it, just because it saves a little money.