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“Their View: End the criminalization of mental illness”

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This article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and what happens to those who are mentally ill and are incarcerated.

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“Holocaust survivor on civil rights: ‘We’re back where we were’”

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This August 4, 2015 MSN News article talks about one Holocaust survivor’s perspective of discrimination issues in the United States including but not limited to voting, women’s access to birth control, and others mentioned in the article.

United Nations Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights

This review was made public on May 11, 2015 by the United Nations Human Rights Commission.  At first glance, it looks very dull, but pay close attention to the questions being asked by other countries (“Questions submitted in advance” and the addendum) as it pertains to Human Rights violations in the United States.

 

My question is this ….

When do we the people stand up and say enough is enough with regards to things like the brutal mistreatment of the mentally ill in jails and prisons, or racial issues or whatever other example of a human rights issue you may have in mind?  How many lives need to be lost?

United Nations Human Rights Council logo.

United Nations Human Rights Council logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Mental health conditions cause greater stigma in families than physical problems”

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WHO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This November 28, 2013 article on the Psypost.org website talks about findings of research done by the World Health Organization (WHO) into stigma and mental illness.  WHO looked at 28 countries to gather their data and found that human rights violations and discrimination against the mentally ill is happening worldwide.

 

 

 

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