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Challenging Prejudice and Discrimination Directed Towards People with Mental Health Challenges in Communities

By Lisa Archibald

“NEARLY NINE OUT OF TEN PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILL HEALTH SAY THAT STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THEIR LIVES. SOCIETY IN GENERAL HAS STEREOTYPED VIEWS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND HOW IT AFFECTS PEOPLE. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THOSE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS ARE VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS, WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE MORE AT RISK OF BEING ATTACKED OR HARMING THEMSELVES THAN HARMING OTHER PEOPLE” (MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION).

Challenging Prejudice and Discrimination Directed Towards People with Mental Health Challenges in Communities by Lisa Archibald, Winston Churchill Fellow (PDF, 2.17MB, 47 pages)

2018-02-01T20:07:32+00:00Empowerment|