Thursday, March 15, 2007

one step forward...

..two steps back perhaps isn't quite the right terminology to describe this report about attitudes towards disabled people and how "over 70 per cent of people would not feel very comfortable were a person with schizophrenia to move in next door and over 50 per cent would not be very comfortable were a person with depression to become a neighbour"

Well 100% of me doesn't want to live next door to people who have these attitudes. Perhaps some kind of branding is required? The majority of people living with mental health difficulties have their difficulties well under control and if they become ill they need help and support - perhaps this should be evidence of a need for this?

Or are we saying that people with mental health difficulties are the only problems in society? I'd love to know exactly what they were scared of - because we know that you are more likely to be murdered by someone without a mental health difficulty?
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