Mental illness and employment discrimination

@article{Stuart2006MentalIA,
  title={Mental illness and employment discrimination},
  author={Heather Stuart},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={522–526}
}
  • H. Stuart
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Purpose of review Work is a major determinant of mental health and a socially integrating force. To be excluded from the workforce creates material deprivation, erodes self-confidence, creates a sense of isolation and marginalization and is a key risk factor for mental disability. This review summarizes recent evidence pertaining to employment-related stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental disabilities. A broad understanding of the stigmatization process is adopted, which… 
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