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Mental health discrimination - October 26th 2010, 05:06 PM

I believe i have been discriminated against today because i used to suffer depression and was suicidal. Is there any sort of company/charity which deals with complaints of this kind?
   
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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 26th 2010, 10:54 PM

Hard to tell you without knowing where you live. But I know in Canada, we have the Canadian Mental Health Association, but I don't know what other countries have. Maybe your doctor would have an idea of what there is in your area.


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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 07:37 AM

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Hard to tell you without knowing where you live. But I know in Canada, we have the Canadian Mental Health Association, but I don't know what other countries have. Maybe your doctor would have an idea of what there is in your area.
yh true,i live in birmingham in england lol. Might ask a doctor or at a library.
   
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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 08:04 AM

Well yeah, finding someone to ask about that, or even searching online for Mental Health Organizations near you, they may be able to help you.


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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 11:01 AM

The Mind mental health charity will be able to help you

http://www.mind.org.uk/
   
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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 06:48 PM

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The Mind mental health charity will be able to help you

http://www.mind.org.uk/
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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 08:58 PM

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Well thanks Steph for your personal UK knowledge.

And to I-Love-Him, no problem, and I hope you get what you need now.


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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 09:16 PM

I did a full thin about mental health discrimination for my coursework in school.

Check out Time to Change, Mind and Rethink.

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
(See Steph's link for Mind)
http://www.rethink.org/

They all have great resources and should be able to help you.
Was this discrimination at work?
If so that goes against the Disability Discrimination Act because by their standard a Disability is
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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 09:47 PM

Random question...howcome there are things to help people from discriminating against you for mental disabilities at work but yet they can discriminate against you in the army? It's stupid


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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 27th 2010, 10:31 PM

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Because in the Army, you handle weapons and learn other tactics that could be used in a harmful manner. They fear that with your training, you could become a harm to yourself, or to others that the training isn't intended for.


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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 28th 2010, 07:19 PM

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Random question...howcome there are things to help people from discriminating against you for mental disabilities at work but yet they can discriminate against you in the army? It's stupid
In normal life in Western societies, people (civilians) often are not armed and trained with fighting and killing. In the army, you are trained to shoot to kill, given proper weapons, given proper fighting skills and if you're not mentally well, that can mean there's a trained "madman" on the loose. In everyday society, there's no such training so there's no such threat. If you're discriminated against at work, chances are the work doesn't involve shooting, fighting and killing, and you're trying to make a living to support yourself as well as the economy. Discrimination can cause other workers to be unruly, which can lead to the managers and other higher-ups being put in positions they don't want to be in. Discrimination at work at the higher-up level can cause lower-level workers to get punished for something they didn't do and send the business on its way to being tits up.


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Re: Mental health discrimination - October 29th 2010, 04:09 PM

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Well thanks Steph for your personal UK knowledge.

And to I-Love-Him, no problem, and I hope you get what you need now.
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I did a full thin about mental health discrimination for my coursework in school.

Check out Time to Change, Mind and Rethink.

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Was this discrimination at work?
If so that goes against the Disability Discrimination Act because by their standard a Disability is
great links! thanks ever so much!

As for the question (which i'm sure i qouted) about whether it was at work, thats a tricky one! i was in training to become a voluntary counsellor. So sort of was but sort of wasn't :\
   
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