Question and answer
Explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation, assumptions and stereotypes about mental ill health
Discrimination against other people is what we use as a way of keeping ourselves safe - from uncomfortable questions, facing reality, and challenges to ourselves. But it is a belittling and dangerous technique. [ It marginalises other people and in the end, when we discriminate as a society, it causes pain, distress, and long-term damage. It also damages us as a society because it limits our
world and impoverishes our understanding. People who have experience of mental illness almost always also have experience of discrimination. They may be denied jobs, accommodation, relationships, social dignity, and of course adequate services. Their families, and the people who work to try to help them may also experience discrimination, because it spreads like a sickness. It is sometimes hard to explain what we mean by discrimination. It is one of those abstract words which cuts us off from the human impact. But this report starts to give some illustrations of what it means for people. And more importantly, this report begins to examine what causes us to discriminate against others. It looks for parallels and differences in other kinds of discrimination - on the basis of gender, sexuality, age, culture, religion, colour, victimisation, physical disabilities, and size. Sometimes people offer very simplistic solutions to the problem of discrimination. ‘Just change attitudes’. ‘Tighten up the law’. ‘Get people to stand up for themselves’. For every complex problem there is a simple solution. And it is wrong. Complex problems usually mean complex solutions. Discrimination is not a ‘tame’ problem. It is a ‘wicked’ one. So the solution involves a combination of approaches, as this report explains. We also need to be aware that the problem of discrimination will itself change as we try to change it and so it may need to be re solved time and again. The Mental Health Commission is committed to getting rid of discrimination against people with mental illness. It knows that there is no quick solution, because it involves refusing, as a society, to accept any longer the myths about mental illness. ]
Expert answered|sujaysen|Points 3820|
Question
Asked 3/5/2013 11:02:36 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
20,571,499 questions answered
Popular Conversations
what is pie User: what is pie in math
Weegy: 3.14 User: 300*50*9*8*8*300 Weegy: 8/300= 2/75 or in decimal format 0.026666666666666666666666666666667 ...
4/24/2015 2:04:35 AM| 4 Answers
Simplify. n 6 · n 5 ÷ n 4 · n 3 ÷ n 2 · n User: Find the ...
Weegy: 1/11 as a decimal is 0.0909 2/14 simplified is 1/7 User: Simplify. y 5 ÷ y 3 · y 2 User: Simplify. n 6 · n ...
4/24/2015 6:43:59 AM| 4 Answers
11 3 ÷ 11 3 = 1,331
Weegy: False User: Simplify 3a · 3b ÷ 3c ÷ 3d. The exponent on 3 is _____. Weegy: 3^a*3^b?3^c?3^d = ...
4/24/2015 6:38:43 AM| 3 Answers
The slope of a line is -1/3. Find the slope of a line that is ...
Weegy: The slope of a line is 1/3. The slope of a line perpendicular to this line is -3. User: What is the equation ...
4/24/2015 7:36:42 AM| 3 Answers
Find the quotient. n 7 ÷ n 3 User: Simplify. y 5 ÷ y 3 · y 2
Weegy: y^5 ? y^3 ? y^2; y^8 ? y^2 = y^6 User: Find the quotient. h 6 ÷ h Weegy: IF you mean y^5 ? y^3 ? y^2, then ...
4/24/2015 6:42:25 AM| 2 Answers
What is the seventh term of a sequence whose first term is 1 and ...
Weegy: The expression that would give the tenth term is (b)7 210 User: Given the sequence 7, 14, 28, 56, ..., which ...
4/24/2015 6:59:07 AM| 2 Answers
9x9
Weegy: 9 X 9 = 81 User: 81x9
4/24/2015 7:13:16 AM| 2 Answers
9*9*9
Weegy: Hello, How can I help you today? User: 9x9x9
4/24/2015 7:12:43 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
Points 712 [Total 2289]| Ratings 1| Comments 702| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 633 [Total 1200]| Ratings 2| Comments 613| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 400 [Total 400]| Ratings 0| Comments 400| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
Points 347 [Total 8224]| Ratings 3| Comments 317| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 192 [Total 192]| Ratings 1| Comments 182| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 172 [Total 172]| Ratings 2| Comments 152| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 165 [Total 8159]| Ratings 0| Comments 165| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 127 [Total 1199]| Ratings 1| Comments 117| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 124 [Total 3727]| Ratings 0| Comments 124| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
Points 43 [Total 3484]| Ratings 1| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.