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Mental health stigma is a barrier to entry into the labor market

According to INE data, psychosocial disability is the second lowest employment rate

Only 12% of people diagnosed with a Mental health He shares it with his colleagues to avoid stigmatization, according to the Spanish Mental Health Association, which denounces the violation of the rights of people with mental problems in the labor market.

These are some of the conclusions of the “Report on the Human Rights Situation 2022” that the federal government published this Thursday on people with mental health problems Deficits in the labor market for this group. Among other things, he mentions the adaptation of workplaces to people with mental problems and the passivity of the system in promoting “good mental health” among employees.

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The study, funded by the Ministry of Social Rights, recalls that, according to INE data from 2021, psychosocial disabilities are the second lowest employment rate, with only 17.7% having a job. For this reason, the federal government has issued a statement calling for the figure of a personal assistant to serve as support Facilitate autonomy of people with mental disorders and represent an employment opportunity.

“People with mental health problems have their abilities, capacities and skills, the only thing they lack is the opportunity and means to demonstrate them,” said Federal Representative Irene Muñoz Escandell. In addition, they call for a change in the way companies operate, stressing that the workplace is “one of the main causes of mental health problems”. mental disorders According to studies by the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and the Universidad Carlos III, they are the second most common cause of serious illness, at 15%.

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The association also calls for “fostering a corporate culture that favors the elimination or at least a reduction of the stigma surrounding mental health,” as 11% of people diagnosed with this type of disorder say that they are diagnosed with it are afraid of being told to “nobody”. Generate distrust and be labeled».

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