Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Legal System Inaccessible For Women With Mental Illness

From ABC News:

A report looking at the ACT's legal system has found many women with mental illness find it impossible to access support.

The report by the Women's Centre for Health Matters tells the stories of Canberra women with mental illness and their dealings with the legal system.

It says women with mental health issues feel discriminated against and socially isolated, and often simply give up.

One of the report's authors Kate Judd says the legal profession and the mental health sector need to work more closely together.

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