The is a paper of mental disorder course.

This assignment requires that you complete an 8-10 page (approximately) critical examination ofthe movie Silver Linings Playback, that focuses on the portrayal of Mental Disorder within the film based on course readings and discussions.Write the paper on the movie, Silver Linings Playback.YOU NEED TO WATCH THE MOVIE BEFORE WRITING THE PAPER.

Must follow the rubric. I am attaching some of my course materials you need to use course materials on this paper. Please go through the class slides in order to understand and apply course materials on the paper.

Must be in Times New Roman. The body of the document should be printed in standard 12-point font size. Indent paragraphs in all assignments and use double spacing between and within paragraphs. The paper including footnotes, references, appendices and figures has NO word count. The length should be about 8-10 pages long excluding the reference list, double spaced. Emphasize quality over quantity. Moreover, maintain one-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all assignments. The assignments submitted must have page numbers. Use new APA guidelines for citations.Must have a title page just like the reference.


The is a paper of mental disorder course. This assignment requires that you complete an 8-10 page (approximately) critical examination of the movie Silver Linings Playback, that focuses on the portray
Gladue factors and the justice system theory The purpose of Gladue is to reduce rate of the Indigenous population in the correctional system and rates of reoffences (StackPath, 2019). Among indigenous population the inadequacy of basic things like education of mental illness and substance abuse continues till now. The impact of intergenerational factors is still existing. The first nation is always overrepresented in most sectors of legal system. Racism, discrimination, and petrol policing are few of the reasons behind this (Maurutto & Hannah-Moffat, 2016) Therefore, Gladue was introduced to bring equality in justice system for these people. Some of the Gladue factors are residential school survivor, family affected by the “Sixties Scoop, if one has put in a foster home or involved in the child protection system, experienced poverty, racism, trauma, childhood abuse, violence, or addictions (StackPath, 2019). In the paper I will be discussing: Challenges Application of s. 718.2(e).: Gladue report preparation and when to it is applicable: Effect on Criminal justice system after the implementation of Gladue. How the application of Gladue fails in certain circumstances. Bail on Gladue application: The chances of getting bail for in indigenous is low. As an aftermath of Gladue, the legal authority (lawyer and Judges) was little unsure of the use of Gladue, additionally, it was challenging for judges to determine the relevant background factors in sentencing. (Spotlight on Gladue: Challenges, Experiences, and Possibilities in Canada’s Criminal Justice System, 2018). There is still a question of Gladue’s implementation that “does the judges always take into account the Gladue factors while making decision?”. The court must recognise the history of discrimination and the seriousness of increasing number of indigenous prisoners. There is an unavoidable need to look at an Indigenous accused’s background. Cases like Lockett v. Ohio and state v. elk illustrates a deep understanding of Gladue factors and its impact of discrimination. The case of Leonard demonstrates inadequate use of Gladue principle (Manikis, 2016). This is not the only case but there are few other of this kind which indicates the unfairness towards the Indigenous community. Many have claimed the indigenous legal tradition have taken the place of restorative justice system, but the effect is not similar (Challenges and Criticisms in Applying S. 718.2(e) and the Gladue Decision – Spotlight on Gladue: Challenges, Experiences, and Possibilities in Canada’s Criminal Justice System, n.d.). Thus, Proper implication of Gladue and understanding the indigenous perspective is essential element in criminal justice system. Reference: Challenges and Criticisms in Applying s. 718.2(e) and the Gladue Decision – Spotlight on Gladue: Challenges, Experiences, and Possibilities in Canada’s Criminal Justice System. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2022, from Manikis, Marie, Towards Accountability and Fairness for Aboriginal People: The Recognition of Gladue as a Principle of Fundamental Justice That Applies to Prosecutors (September 16, 2016). (2016) 21 Canadian Criminal Law Review 173, Available at SSRN: or Maurutto, P., & Hannah-Moffat, K. (2016). Aboriginal Knowledges in Specialized Courts: Emerging Practices in Gladue Courts. Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit Et Société, 31(3), 451-471. doi:10.1017/cls.2016.35 Spotlight on Gladue: Challenges, Experiences, and Possibilities in Canada’s Criminal Justice System. (2018). Retrieved October 2, 2022, from StackPath. (2019). Steps to Justice. Retrieved October 3, 2022, from
The is a paper of mental disorder course. This assignment requires that you complete an 8-10 page (approximately) critical examination of the movie Silver Linings Playback, that focuses on the portray
LABELING AND STIGMASeptember 26 & 28 Everyday Sanism•-isms are a fundamental topic for critical scrutiny in sociology•classism, heterosexism, ethnocentrism, ableism, racism, sexism/genderism, and ageism•understandingthe ways in which normative practices and beliefs function to oppress and discriminate those on the periphery•Sanismisasystem,orwaythatmakesitokayforsocietytoother(pickon,makefunof,discriminate,reject,silence)people with mental health disorders•The –isms are similar in that they can be stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others Instagram Tw i t t e r Tik Tok Novelty Shops Sociological Imagination•C. Wright Mills•“Thesociologicalimagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society that is its task and its promise”•Private Troubles Social Problems SanismAssignment•Who created this text/media and why?•What is being presented in the material/text?•What argument does it make?•What kinds of images are used and why?•How is the main subject (situation, person, policy etc.) being constructed/presented? &/orWhat is the main concern, issue, tensions and how is it presented?•Whose point of views presented? challenged? How is it being told?•How do sociological concepts such as (social norms, power, values, groups, beliefs, gender, race, orientation, etc.) help to understand how audiences may ‘read’/understand the material/subject?•What/how are assumed truths/ assumptions/ take for granted wisdom contested (orenacted) in the text/media (by who? & What is response) Who experiences mental illness?1,2•In anygivenyear,1in7 Canadians experiencesamentalillness•1 in3Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime•Everyyear,1in7peopleusehealthservicesformentalillness•Canadianfemales are 30% more likely than males to use health services for mental illness•Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group•Men have higher rates of substance use disorders than women, while women have higher rates of mood and anxiety disorders•Canadians in the lowest income group are 3 to 4 times more likely than those in the highest income group to report poor to fair mental health•Studies in various Canadian cities have indicated that between 23% and 67% of homeless people may have a mental illness ‘Sick Role’3Temporary social role that individuals take when they become illPatter n of behaviourthat people must do as part of the “responsibility” of being sick•The sickpersonisexemptfromnormalsocialroles•The sick person is not responsible for their condition•The sickpersonisobligatedtogetwell•The sick person is obligated to seek technically competent help Criticisms•Focus on acute illness rather than chronic illness•Limited toselectphysical conditions, ignoring psychosocial conditions•Medico-centric with a professional bias against self-care•Decontextualized, failing to consider the influence of aspects of social location (culture, class, gender) Labeling ourselves and others as ‘ill’4Break the rules (primary deviance)Labeled as deviantAdopt the role of “deviant”Conform to the label (secondary deviance)•Thomas Szasz (1960) –”The myth of mental illness”•Howwelabelpeoplematters•LabelingTheory(ThomasScheff, 1 9 6 6 )•If a person breaks norms (cognitive, performance, feeling) they’re labeled as mentally ill (i.e., diagnosed). They then begin to act in accordance tothat label Labeling ourselves and others as ‘ill’5Labeled and social meanings of label become relevant to selfResponse: SecrecyWithdrawalEducationNegative consequences for self-esteem, earnings, social tiesVu l n e r a b l e t o new disorder or repeat episodes of existing disorder•What does thereactiontothelabellooklike?Whataretheconsequences?•Modified labeling theory (Link et al., 1989)•Key:beliefsaboutdevaluationanddiscrimination Stigma5•Erving Goffman, 1963•Stigma is “an attribute that is deeply discrediting” that reduces someon“from a whole and usual person to a tainted; discounted one”-Abominations of the body (i.e., deformities)-Blemishes of individual character (as inferred from mental illness, addiction, unemployment…)-“Tribal” identities (race, sex, religion, nationality)•Updated: Stigma exists when a person is labeled and thus linked to negative stereotypes; categorized as ”them”; and experience status loss, discrimination, and unequal outcomes (Link & Phelan, 2001, 2013) Do we see stigma toward Mental Disorder?•In some ways, the public has become more accepting•More willing to report having a mental disorder•More likely to approach others and utilize informal support to cope with mental disordersAnd yet…•Newspapers articles on mental disorder mention violence, criminals, use theme of fear •We don’t want to associate with people with mental disorders Experiences of Stigma6•In a 2019 survey of working Canadians•75%ofrespondentssaidtheywouldbereluctant(48%)–orwouldrefuse (27%) -to disclose a mental illness to an employer or co-worker•Respondentswerenearly3timeslesslikely to want to disclose a mental illness like depression than a physical one like cancer•To preasonsforthisreluctance were:The beliefthatthereisstigmaaroundmentalillnessNot wantingtobetreateddifferentlyorjudged,andBeing afraid of negative consequences, such as losing your job•However,76%ofrespondents stated that they themselves would be completely comfortable with and supportive of a colleague with mental illness Public Perceptions of Stigma7 What does stigmamean?•Negative judgement•Judgement based on one aspect of a person’s life•Long-lastinglabels•Disgrace•Embarrassment andshame•Something you are not proud of and what to hide•Being treated differently from the rest of societyHow does stigma affect people?•Violation ofhumanrights(e.g.,beingtreatedwithlessconsideration and respect when seeking medical care and housing)•Lackofemployment(losingjobsanddifficulty getting jobs)•Negative feelingsaboutthemselves(internalizing negative beliefs of others)•Avoiding services (e.g., disrespectful treatment)•Continuing substance use (to cope with other people’s negative attitudes and their own feelings) Things to reduce stigma71.Know the facts.Educate yourselfabout mental illness including substance use disorders.2.Be aware of your attitudes and behaviour. Examine your own judgmental thinking, reinforced by upbringing and society.3.Choose your words carefully. The way we speak can affect the attitudes of others.4.Educate others.Pass on f actsand positive attitudes; challenge myths and stereotypes.5.Focus on the positive. Mental illness, including addictions, are only part of anyone’s larger picture.6.Support people. Treat everyone with dignity and respect; offer support and encouragement.7.Include everyone. It’s against the law to deny jobs or services to anyone with these health issues. Reactions to StigmaElephant in the Room: Mood Disorders Society of CanadaBring Change to Mind: nonprofit started by Glenn Close ´Aggressive, ever-increasing sales targets in call centres, regardless of sick days, disability´Bullying by managers (pressure to meet targets)´Stress-related anxiety, depression, stress leave, physical health effects (e.g., ulcers), leaving the job´Bell denied the claims Stigma Power8Bourdieu –symbolic powerPeople achieve three basic goals by stigmatizing other people:1)Exploitation/domination (keeping people down)2)Enforcement of social norms (keeping people in line)3)Avoidance(keepingpeopleaway)Stigmatization is an exercise of power –takespowertostigmatizeEffects of stigma are a social penalty (loss of status and potential for discrimination)Mechanismfordiscrimination-Direct person-to-person discrimination-Structural discrimination-Interactional discrimination-Discrimination operating through the stigmatized person Tics and Tik Tok References1.CAMH. (n.d.) Mental Illness and Addiction: Facts and Statistics. Retrieved from: of Canada. (2020). Mental Illness in Canada. Retrieved from:, A., Fries, C. (2011). Applying the Sociological Imagination to Health, Illness, and the Body in Pursuing Health and Wellness. (1stEdition), pp. 28-56.4.Cockerham, W.C. (2021) Mental Disorders as Deviant Behaviour(11thEdition), pp. 110-133.5.Cockerham, W.C. (2021). Stigma in Sociology of Mental Disorder (11thEdition), pp. 246-259.6.Ipsos. (2019). Mental illnesses increasingly recognized as disability, but stigma persists. Retrieved from (n.d.) Addressing Stigma. Retrieved from:,B.,Phelan, J. (2014). Stigma Power. Social Science & Medicine, 103, 24-32.
The is a paper of mental disorder course. This assignment requires that you complete an 8-10 page (approximately) critical examination of the movie Silver Linings Playback, that focuses on the portray
Media Analysis Abstract Name University Sociology Name October 21, 2022 The paper will illustrate and analyse bipolar disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) along with the causes that restricts general people from seeking help based on the movie, Silver Linings Playback. The movie is gleaned from a true story. There are two main characters of this movie (Pat and Tiffany), one suffers from bipolar disorder and other from depression, anxiety and feeling of uselessness; In mental illness field these symptoms can also be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which reflects on the movie as well. Their illness is characterised by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behaviour. At a point both characters go under undiagnosed mental condition due to social phenomena. The paper will also demonstrate whether the consequences of seeking medical help would be beneficial or it leads to unnecessary excessive medication. The sociological concept will focuse on individual’s external factors, conformity, and views mental illness as a breakdown in the face of overwhelming environmental stress. It will also relate Hirschi’s social control theory of importance of attachment and social bonds to a real story-based movie. The end goal of the paper is to pick up through the positive and negative representation of a people living with mental illness, especially bipolar disorder and the necessity to overcome fear of stigma. Mental illness approaches irreverently, but it brings unusual empathy. Mental illness does not necessarily yield on physical condition, a mental disorder patient can seem physically fine and fit but social labelling makes a barrier of isolation from mentally ill people that cause even a more negative result.