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

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There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via Khannea Suntzu
Joycelyn ت✡'s insight:

The picture depicts the poor sleeping on the pavement. Living in poverty allows one to face many challenges and difficulties in life. The article tells us the interconnection between poverty and mental illness. Living in poverty for a long period of time can cause health and mental issues too. You will stress out and worry about many problems regarding the lack of money, and not eating enough nutritional food which cost more than processed food. Mental health intervention programs are setup to alleviate people’s difficulties and improve their mental state. We should support these programs and help others to recover from poverty and mental illness by giving our support. The government should also do their part to look after the citizens and prevent poverty.

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Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Before i even read the article, i was suprised by the fact that poverty increases the rate of mental illness. The title alaso told me that this is being a vicious cycle. The concept of this article is that the more the rate of poverty, the more health issues the people face. The poor people also face social issues such as  living in violant neighbourhoods because of poverty. They can only afford to eat bad preserved foods as they are much cheaper than the nutrional foods. I have learnt to be more grateful for what i have after reading the article.

crystal chin jing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:16 AM

Healthcare is one such essential need a government provides for its citizen. Health care is a public good which governments have to provide for the people, given the limited resources and competing need of the country. However in less developed countries, people do not have adequate basic health care facilities. One example is India, where diarrheal disease, lower respiratory infection, neonatal disorder, measles, HIV and tetanus are common. Even though the government tries to improve the situation, there are still insufficient doctors, nurses, clinic and medicine to meet the need of the people. I feel sympathizes for the people in India. Many lives were taken away due to insufficient healthcare facilities. I am concerned about the feeling of the people when their loves one was grievously taken away.  I feel very fortunate and lucky to live in Singapore where the government is better able to provide good quality health care for the citizen. 

Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:18 AM

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After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they  find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.

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Poverty in Asia

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Poverty in Asia on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Cambodia, and poverty in South Asia (World Poverty | Poverty in Asia: a look at causes and solutions http://t.co/NRpYp7K7)...

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The picture depicts the people in Asian countries rummaging the rubbish. The article tells us that Asia has the world’s poorest people because of the world’s population. I think that the government of the Asian countries should improve the economic so that people will be able to escape from poverty. They can also setup different projects to help others in need of food, water, electricity, etc. I wonder why the people are rummaging the rubbish at the beach, it is dangerous and unhygienic.  

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Bunaiya Zuhairin's comment, January 28, 2014 10:38 PM
Wealth are not distributed widely well around the world. Poverty in Asia are also caused by rising population growth and population growth can't be controlled..Food supply, safe water and good education are not sufficient in these poor countries.
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

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There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via Khannea Suntzu
Joycelyn ت✡'s insight:

The picture depicts the poor sleeping on the pavement. Living in poverty allows one to face many challenges and difficulties in life. The article tells us the interconnection between poverty and mental illness. Living in poverty for a long period of time can cause health and mental issues too. You will stress out and worry about many problems regarding the lack of money, and not eating enough nutritional food which cost more than processed food. Mental health intervention programs are setup to alleviate people’s difficulties and improve their mental state. We should support these programs and help others to recover from poverty and mental illness by giving our support. The government should also do their part to look after the citizens and prevent poverty.

more...
Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Before i even read the article, i was suprised by the fact that poverty increases the rate of mental illness. The title alaso told me that this is being a vicious cycle. The concept of this article is that the more the rate of poverty, the more health issues the people face. The poor people also face social issues such as  living in violant neighbourhoods because of poverty. They can only afford to eat bad preserved foods as they are much cheaper than the nutrional foods. I have learnt to be more grateful for what i have after reading the article.

crystal chin jing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:16 AM

Healthcare is one such essential need a government provides for its citizen. Health care is a public good which governments have to provide for the people, given the limited resources and competing need of the country. However in less developed countries, people do not have adequate basic health care facilities. One example is India, where diarrheal disease, lower respiratory infection, neonatal disorder, measles, HIV and tetanus are common. Even though the government tries to improve the situation, there are still insufficient doctors, nurses, clinic and medicine to meet the need of the people. I feel sympathizes for the people in India. Many lives were taken away due to insufficient healthcare facilities. I am concerned about the feeling of the people when their loves one was grievously taken away.  I feel very fortunate and lucky to live in Singapore where the government is better able to provide good quality health care for the citizen. 

Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:18 AM

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After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they  find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.

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Poverty and Water in Africa

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Learn how poverty relief in Africa begins with access to clean water. Discover how water can help end poverty and hunger.
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The picture depicts a woman collecting dirty water. After reading the article, I understand that poverty can be caused by many factors.  However, the main reason for poverty in Africa is the lack of clean drinking water. With the lack of clean water, the people in Africa could not carry out their activities like growing food. People have to waste their time to collect clean water and it is very time consuming. If clean water is available in the village and agriculture is sustainable, children can go to school instead of collecting water throughout the day. Parents can practise agriculture and setup small businesses. For this to be possible, The Water Project is having a fundraise and will work with local partners to provide closer access to clean water for the Africans. We should donate for their well-beings and do a part in helping to break the cycle of poverty in Africa.

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Mindy Tan's curator insight, February 22, 2014 9:31 AM

The picture shows a woman collecting dirty water. After reading the article, I understand that poverty can be caused by many different factors.  However, the main reason for poverty in Africa is the lack of clean drinking water. Due to  the lack of clean water, the people in Africa could not carry out their activities like growing food. People have to waste their time to collect clean water and it is very time consuming. The Water Project is having a fund raise and will work with local partners to provide closer access to clean water for the Africans. We should donate in order to help them.

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The impact of poverty on educational opportunities - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

The impact of poverty on educational opportunities - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium | Poverty Assignment_Joycelyn | Scoop.it
Poverty continues to have a profound impact on the educational opportunities available to young people, even in societies where there is public pr..., Michelle Wilkinson (The impact of poverty on educational opportunities http://ow.ly/3VgFi...)...

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The article tells us how poverty impacts the educational opportunities for young people. Children with education will benefit and will help one to get a job in the future. However, those in poverty, will not have enough money to send their children to school. They will grow up and be unable to read or write. This limits the options the children have in life and it will be difficult for them to escape the social trap. Having poverty will not allow one to get a good education, yet education is the best escape from poverty. As we live in a well-developing country, we do not suffer from poverty and has the best education. We should cherish our education and work hard in our studies for our future. 

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Cheryl Lim's curator insight, January 29, 2013 8:13 PM

After reading this article, I can see how important education is. However, some children are not as fortunate as us to get proper education. Even though some children can go to school without paying schoolfees, they will have less opportunities than their wealthier peers. I think that we should all change our mindset of going to school, as not everyone can have proper education . I wonder if other countires are facing this problems as well. 

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Better Nutrition in Food Aid Coming - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

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Photo by Paul Alberghine, USDA/FAS The USDA announced that it is investing $8.5 million in six organizations to research, produce, and field-test new or improved...

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The picture depicts three children eating healthily and they seem to be happy. The article tells us how the USDA is going to overcome the lack of nutrition in food products for the undeveloped countries like Cambodia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Mozambique and Tanzania. USDA invested in organisations to improve on the nutrition in food products so that it will meet the energy, nutrition needs for the people in the countries and prevent them from suffering malnutrition. In the undeveloped countries, people suffer from poverty and the food that they eat does not contain much nutrition. They do not have enough money to buy nutritional food and perharps they will buy processed food instead. Children will tend to fall sick easily and they need sufficient nutrients for their growth.  I felt that the USDA is doing a great job in helping the poor with their nutrition intake so that children, infants and women will not suffer from diseases like Kwashiorkor or Goiter. We should feel blessed and cherish the food we have by finishing our food, not wasting it.

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Teo Jing Yi's curator insight, January 30, 2013 3:14 AM

Before reading this article, I already know that many people are suffering from malnutritions in third world countries due to the lack of nutritious food. This article tells us that an organisation is investing a sum of money to provide nutritious food for the people who suffered from malnutrition in the third-world countries. After reading the article, I felt bless to have sufficient food to eat everyday and that i should prevent food wastage. I would also like to challange the fact that if the organisation is able to invest this large sum of money to improve food products, why shouldn't they just donate the sum of money to the poor people? It would have save a lot of time and effort in this way.

L Soubikksha's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:46 AM

From the image above, I see three primary school kids, sharing a small table, that seems to be donated, proving that they might not have much money. Also, the small tables barely seems to be big enough to fit all three kids. I am glad that efforts are being made to help the poorer children with overcoming hunger and poverty. The fact that the USDA is willing to spend so much money is truly inspiring and I hope to see more companies who are gracious enough to devote their hard earned money and time to help these people. I am glad that they truly want to help, since the article says that the products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of the people in need. This makes me feel touched that there are people that actuallt care about these people in need. I wonder when will hunger and poverty end? Despite the money invested to help, I wonder if the products they produce are all that good.

L Soubikksha's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:00 PM

From the image above, I see three primary school kids, sharing a small table, that seems to be donated, proving that they might not have much money. Also, the small tables barely seems to be big enough to fit all three kids. I am glad that efforts are being made to help the poorer children with overcoming hunger and poverty. The fact that the USDA is willing to spend so much money is truly inspiring and I hope to see more companies who are gracious enough to devote their hard earned money and time to help these people. I am glad that they truly want to help, since the article says that the products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of the people in need. This makes me feel touched that there are people that actuallt care about these people in need. I wonder when will hunger and poverty end? Despite the money invested to help, I wonder if the products they produce are all that good.