Friday, February 20, 2009

Poll reveals mental-health stigma

People would find it easier to admit to being bankrupt or having a drink problem than they would admitting to having a mental-health problem. That's according to a poll of 2,300 people carried out by the Time to Change campaign which aims to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The poll found that while one in five people would find it hard to come out as gay one in three would find it hard to admit to a mental-health problem. The poll also found that 30% of people thought that someone with a mental-health problem could not do a responsible job.

You can find out more about the Time to Change campaign at

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