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Stigma and Discrimination: Critical Human Rights Issues for Mental Health 

Stigma and Discrimination: Critical Human Rights Issues for Mental Health
Stigma and Discrimination: Critical Human Rights Issues for Mental Health

Jennifer Randall

, Graham Thornicroft

, Elaine Brohan

, Aliya Kassam

, Elanor Lewis-Holmes

, and Nisha Mehta

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date: 21 October 2021

Jennifer Randall, Graham Thornicroft, Elaine Brohan, Aliya Kassam, Elanor Lewis-Holmes, and Nisha Mehta consider forms of social exclusion and systematic disadvantage affecting people with mental disorders in all domains of life. They examine stigma as comprising ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination; relevant international human rights conventions; three Articles of a recent human rights convention to illustrate stigma as a critical human rights issue; and give examples of the work of relevant international non-governmental organizations active in this field. They examine the right to health (Article 25 of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)), the Right to Work and Employment (Article 27 of CRPD), the work of NGOs in the area, the significance of stigma, and particularly how it can be effectively reduced.

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