Mental Health Discrimination Is Harming Next Generation

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by talkhealth on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:21 am

Mental Health Discrimination Is Harming Next Generation

Tragically, a quarter of young people (26%) have said that the stigma attached to their mental illness has made them want to give up on life[1], according to new statistics released by the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, which is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Furthermore, 27% of young people with mental health problems under the age of 25 say that the discrimination they face as a result has also made them give up on their life's ambitions[2]. The shocking survey was commissioned by Time to Change as it launches new anti-stigma work aimed at encouraging young people to help tackle the taboo surrounding mental health problems.

Since the programme began in 2007, Time to Change has already seen significant attitude and behaviour change towards mental health problems among adults. Today the pilot project in the West Midlands, which will work with teenagers to help stamp out the discrimination that is damaging young lives and preventing them from fulfilling their true potential, will be launched at an event in Birmingham.

One in ten children and young people will experience a mental health problem[3]. The new research also highlights that much of the stigma that young people face comes from those who you would expect to turn to first at a time of need, including friends (70%), siblings (35%) and parents (57%)[4].

Read more on this worrying story at http://www.health4media.com/uk/pressrel ... 6a61354536
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by haroldwruss on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:06 am

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This is an alarming news. One of the reasons of mental health problems is addiction. This is the reason why the growth of rehab centers like dflrehab.net is very high.

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by louisd064 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:38 am

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In my opinion, you are correct. Even still, in the 21st Century, there is still some stigma that surrounds those with mental illness. I think the majority of the problem stems from ignorance regarding the matter. Just as true with many other issues. That which some people do not understand causes them to be quick to judge and often worse

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