Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: Explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation, assumptions and stereotypes about mental ill health
A: 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.
26,914,214 questions answered
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart lives experts.
Popular Conversations
Phototropism
Weegy: Geotropism is the growth response of a plant in response to gravity. User: Which type of plant was the last to ...
5/16/2018 8:45:28 AM| 2 Answers
2. Which of the following is not an example of a nontraditional ...
Weegy: Law firm is not an example of a nontraditional health information technology setting. User: 3. Good coding ...
5/16/2018 10:46:59 AM| 2 Answers
Given the formula E = IR what is the formula for R? A. ...
Weegy: Given the formula E = IR, the formula for R is R = E/I. User: Solve this equation: 80 = 3y + 2y + 4 + 1. ...
5/16/2018 11:47:29 AM| 2 Answers
6 + (2 + 3) × 5?
Weegy: 2*6+4*5, 12 + 20 = 32 User: 2(5 × 3) + 2(5 × 8) + 2(3 × 8) Weegy: 3/8+2/5 = 15/40+16/40 = 31/40 User: ...
5/22/2018 9:36:32 AM| 2 Answers
After the skin is cut and a capillary wall breaks, what's the first ...
Weegy: After the skin is cut and a capillary wall breaks, the first step in working to form a clot is - Platelets clump ...
5/23/2018 5:14:16 PM| 2 Answers
What does velocity mean
5/23/2018 7:13:12 PM| 2 Answers
S
R
L
R
P
R
Points 216 [Total 658] Ratings 0 Comments 26 Invitations 19 Offline
S
L
Points 207 [Total 218] Ratings 0 Comments 207 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 120 [Total 120] Ratings 0 Comments 20 Invitations 10 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
P
R
P
R
P
Points 113 [Total 13198] Ratings 0 Comments 103 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 30] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 3 Offline
S
Points 14 [Total 14] Ratings 0 Comments 14 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 13 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 11 [Total 11] Ratings 1 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 11 [Total 1416] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 1 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.