Heterosexism, racism, and mental illness discrimination: Experiences of people with mental health conditions and their families

  title={Heterosexism, racism, and mental illness discrimination: Experiences of people with mental health conditions and their families},
  author={Lynn C Holley and Natasha S Mendoza and Melissa Del-Colle and Marquita Lynette Bernard},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Social Services},
  pages={116 - 93}
ABSTRACT Experiencing discrimination related to race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or having a mental health condition is associated with negative outcomes. Research comparing types of discrimination or considering intersectionalities is lacking. This study reports findings from interviews with people with mental illnesses (PWMI) or family members of PWMI; all study participants also are of color and/or lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Findings include the following: participants experienced… 
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