Beth Angell, an associate professor in Rutgers’ School of Social Work, was interviewed by Rutgers Today on the topic of discrimination against people with mental disorders.
Angell states that, “Surveys show that over the past 50 years, public awareness of mental illness and its causes has grown, and yet negative attitudes and images – like dangerousness and incompetence – are as persistent as ever. As a result, people struggling with a psychiatric disorder have the added burden of being turned away by society in arenas like employment, housing and developing friendships. And because the stigma is so pervasive, people who develop mental illness often don’t seek help.”
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