People with mental illnesses should have the same rights as the rest of us


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We should all advocate contact with people who have a mental illness.

We should make sure that they have the same rights as the rest of us.

We should make sure that they are not being discriminated against.

We should all aim to educate and train others to change discriminatory attitudes and behavior.

We should do this via television and radio.

We should organize public speaking engagements by people with hands on experience of mental illness.

We should report journalists for using discriminatory phrases.

We should make sure that new journalists are taught to follow the correct guidelines.

We must make people more aware of how common mental illness is so that they will be less judgmental.

People with a mental illness in the family need to feel lower levels of stigma and discrimination from both relatives and the public.

 

   

 

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One thought on “People with mental illnesses should have the same rights as the rest of us

  1. Marie Abanga

    Dear Jill,

    This is what l call an ideal. It’s so great, so simple and yet so tough. Yet l know l can make a little difference and lam tougher.

    It may be after we’r gone, but the breakthrough will come.

    Reply

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