Mental health prejudices

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p522
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the anti-stigma campaign of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, non-profit organization, for mental health prejudices among medical personnel in the country. Former Senator and chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Michael Kirby, states that the anti-stigma campaign targets health care professionals who discriminate people with mental illnesses like the general population. Kirby also reveals that they are planning to work with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) to develop a national strategy for mental health, to develop a 5-year plan to improve access to psychiatric care and reduce stigma, and to establish psychiatric care and treatment in rural and remote areas in the country.


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