Items Tagged ‘discrimination’

Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma


Transgender health: Creating a safe space for medical care

July 25, 2016

Transgender health: Creating a safe space for medical care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Forty years after winning gold in the Olympic decathlon as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner now poses with her gold medal for the first time post-transition on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. While celebrities such as Jenner have helped shine a light on transgender issues, many people who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming still […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, discrimination, Dr. Amy K. Weimer, fertility, gender health, Gender Health program, medical home, Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center, pregnant transitioned men, sexually-transmitted infections