mental health discrimination
Today I received a letter from somebody who found it difficult to believe a young woman's story of living with mental health problems and self-harming. The letter asked if things could have really been so bad, pointing out that they thought she appeared to be 'attractive', 'intelligent' and had attended university, all things the author felt placed her at considerable advantage.
Despite the fact that attitudes are different towards other health issues, and that attitudes towards issues such as sexuality, culture, ethnicity, gender and disabilities are changing, discrimination against people who are suffering with mental health problems are still very widespread.
A Bill which would outlaw MPs being disqualified from parliament if they are sectioned under the Mental Health Act has cleared