There is evidence that discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, religion, disability, age and sexuality is associated with mental health problems.
Stigma is pervasive throughout society, and exacerbates mental health problems through discrimination at home, at work, in social life and in terms access to services and resources.
Parkinson J (2007). Establishing a core set of national, sustainable mental health indicators for adults in Scotland: Final report. NHS Health Scotland:
Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project (2008). Final Report. The Government Office for Science, London.