Survey Shows Growing Discrimination for People with Mental Health Issues In Canada
As per a survey done by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health based in Toronto, more than 50% of population of Canada would not like to socialize with a person or friend who is having any kind of mental illness, as the name `mental illness' is only well thought-out as symptoms of `crazy' people.
These results are arousing a concern among the Canadians as 44% population of Canada suffers with overstress, 10% deal with anxiety problems and 5% deals with depression. Now the concern is if all of the above figures would be considered crazy?
The survey was done on 2,000 Canadians, out of which, only 50% reveal that one of their family member is suffering with mental illness as compared to those 72% people who discuss about the diagnosis of cancer or those 68% people who discuss about the diagnosis of diabetes with friends or coworkers. Researchers are concerned over the revelations saying that mental health issues always erupt due to external traumas, stress or violence and ignoring them further would add to more stress.
Lead author of the survey said that the humans are flooded with stereotypical thinking about the incorrect mental health issues from their childhood with the inputs from media, family and peers. He also adds that the people suffering with mental health issues are less harmful than those who discriminate against them.
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