These interventions could be considered attempts to reconstitute helpful social and communal networks that may be lacking in the lives of people with mental illness.
From a mental health perspective, the rising individualism reported in the journal Psychological Science is disturbing. Is the fact marriage in decline means more isolation? Single people are found to spend more time volunteering, helping neighbors and extended family than married people. If you fall out, or fall behind, take solace in your own achievements and benefits: academic, sport, financial, and other.
Lots of people trained in mental health work in CAMHS, and come together to form a multi-disciplinary team.
A multidisciplinary team is basically a group of health care workers who have different disciplines or professions ( e.g.
Rising individualism has also been implicated in suicide.
For example, one study found that districts with rising rates of young male suicide also had the largest rise in the proportion of people living alone, as well as decreasing proportions of married people.
This decline includes churches, labor unions and fraternal organizations.
In the words of Harvard Professor Robert Putnam, more and more people are ‘Bowling Alone’.
This is perfectly normal and the mental health professional working with you will be aware of this possibility.
The staff at CAMHS are used to working with lots of young people, so will try to explain things as much as they can so you understand what is happening.
This finding is consistent with the classic work of French sociologist Emile Durkheim, showing that socially embedded people had lower rates of suicide in comparison to the socially isolated.
This social isolation can be piercingly painful, as poignantly portrayed in the short film below.
You will meet one or more members of the CAMHS team.