Monday, September 14, 2009
Civil Rights & Persons Diagnosed with a Mental Illness
When you think about accessibility for people with disabilities, you might think about wheelchair ramps or parking accommodations. But people diagnosed with mental illness are also covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. So why are they often left out of the conversation, even though they often experience discrimination in employment, housing, and many other areas? How can they protect themselves from the prejudice of others? What safeguards exist to ensure their rights, and what is their recourse when they face discrimination? Join us this Monday when we discuss the civil rights of people living with mental illness.
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