Throughout history, community leaders deemed it necessary to determine core principles, rules, and values to ensure the existence of a productive and healthy community. These principles, rules, and values serve as the foundation for establishing and maintaining societies that support the mental health and welfare of their members. Your values give rise to passion around issues that you believe need changing and that motivate you to take action. By upholding these values, you can contribute to a society that supports its members.
- Select a societal issue from anywhere in the world about which you are passionate. If you selected a societal issue for your Capstone Project, select a different one to use for this Discussion. If you selected a profession-related issue for the Capstone Project, you should select a societal issue for this Discussion.
- Think about your personal values that make this issue important to you and how upholding these values might contribute to society.
Reference: Wronka, J. (2008). Preface. In Human rights and social justice: Social action and service for the helping and health professions (p. xix). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post a brief description of the societal issue you selected. Then, explain the values that give rise to your passion for this issue. Explain how upholding these values might contribute to creating a society that supports the mental health and welfare of its members, remembering the broad conceptualization of mental health and human rights. Finally, explain how you might work with individuals from a different profession to address the issue.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.