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9 in 10 people with mental illness report high levels of discrimination

A survey of Californians finds that the majority believe people with mental health challenges are discriminated against in social relationships, work, school and health care. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study Finds UK Gays, Lesbians Still Face Job Discrimination

Study Finds UK Gays, Lesbians Still Face Job Discrimination

A U.K. study finds that discrimination against gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector. For the research, Dr. Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University studied 144 young people, all first-time job seekers, making 11,098 applications. The study, published in the journal Human Relations, found that gay applicants […]

Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life

Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens

Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health negatively impacted by everyday discrimination

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Discrimination by health care workers among homeless adults in Toronto with mental illness

Vulnerable populations in ethnically diverse Toronto reported more discrimination by health care workers based on their housing status, mental health or substance abuse issues than race, a new study… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

NASW Calls on Boy Scouts of America to End All Discrimination

In April, NASW sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America to end  their decades long policy of excluding openly gay scouts and leaders in their organization. On April 19, BSA announced publicly that the proposal to be considered by the Boy Scouts National Council this May recommends removing the ban on gay scouts, […]

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