What are the top-10 social issues?

Top Ten Social Issues

  • Obesity:
  • Smoking:
  • Youth Alcohol Usage:
  • Transportation:
  • Poverty:
  • Basic Needs:
  • Homelessness:
  • Homeless Population:

A social problem is any condition or behavior that has negative consequences for large numbers of people and that is generally recognized as a condition or behavior that needs to be addressed. This definition has both an objective component and a subjective component.

  1. The objective condition must be perceived to be a social problem publicly.
  2. 2 The condition must involve a gap between social ideals and social reality.
  3. A significant proportion of the population must be involved in defining the problem.
  4. The condition must be capable of solution through collective action by people.

The discussion of responsibility involves two conflicting views (Weiner, 1995). One view holds that a social problem is caused primarily by the deficiencies of individuals, often those who are affected by the problem. Change efforts tend to focus on modifying the individuals’ deficiencies and behaviors.

Abortion continues to be one of the most controversial issues in the United States. Many states have implemented laws and policies that make it difficult to obtain abortions. Several aspects of our social backgrounds predict views on legal abortion.

The four possible solutions of the above social problems are;

  1. Poverty-By providing education, skill training and job opportunities in a society.
  2. Unemployment-Providing job-oriented education,training to the people by Government to solve the problem of unemployment.

Mental illness is not only in itself considered a major social problem, it also often results from the diverse social problems individuals have to face.

People with mental illness are among the most marginalized, oppressed, devalued and stigmatized populations in our society. They experience a range of societal abuses, including barriers to health care, lack of employment, difficulty accessing and maintaining adequate housing, and discrimination.

Why is mental illness a problem?

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability. Untreated mental illness can cause severe emotional, behavioral and physical health problems. Complications sometimes linked to mental illness include: Unhappiness and decreased enjoyment of life.

How big of an issue is mental health?

Mental health problems are very common As found by the APMS (2014), 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. Anxiety and depression are the most common problems, with around 1 in 10 people affected at any one time. How do mental health problems affect people?

Are Depressed people marginalized?