Attitudes towards the Mentally Ill

Business / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Analysis of concept of deviance, discrimination in employment, need for destigmatization of mental illness. Provisions of Americans with Disabilities Act & EEOC.

Various forms of discrimination have been addressed in legislation, federal regulations, and court decisions. Discrimination against the mentally ill remains a concern and one that has not been as fully addressed as other forms of discrimination. Many people still view the mentally ill as almost a separate species rather than as normal human beings who develop a treatable condition through no fault of their own. People with psychiatric problems often encounter discrimination in employment in particular.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal to discriminate against people with mental or physical impairments. The Americans with Disabilities Act was intended to bring more physically and emotionally challenged people into the labor force, but there are other provisions of the act which…

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