The Rights Of The Mentally Disabled

Many people are discriminated because of their race. Some are discriminated because they are mentally disabled. People have fought for the right of the mentally disabled. A person that has helped gain the rights of the mentally disabled was Dorothea Dix. She has helped the mentally disabled people by In some states, mentally disabled people are not allowed to vote. People think that because the mentally disabled do not have the knowledge that are in retardation that they do not have a right to vote.

 

Some people have made laws to protect those who are mentally disabled. They have organizations of which include mentally disabled people who are in need of not being discriminated. An organization that has helped was when seven high school students of diverse backgrounds, collaborating as Student Advocates for the Mentally Disabled (SAMD), organized a free awareness concert on Thursday, August 18, 2005, on the Plaza adjacent to the


National


Center for the Preservation of Democracy, in Downtown Los Angeles. SAMD hoped that their concert, "Rock 'n' Rights: Rockin' for the Mentally Disabled," would generate awareness for this neglected and marginalized population. Another organization is a

Chicago foundation has awarded $2 million to a nonprofit group that works to assure the rights of mentally disabled people, the foundation said Thursday. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made the award to the Mental Health Law Project, a Washington-based public interest organization that recently helped restore Social Security benefits to thousands of mentally disabled people.

 

For instance, a mentally ill employee in Otawa, B.C. was entitled to know of her rights under the company’s long-term disability plan before her resignation was accepted, ruled the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

 

There are even mentally disabled groups all around the world. In Japan, there is an organization of which consists of only mental disease patients located all over Japan nationwide. They say that they are the only Japanese organization that is truly fighting against Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, evil Mental Hospitals, evil Psychiatrists, Discriminators against mental disease patients. It is called Japan National Group of Mentally Disabled People.

 

Mentally disabled people also should have their own rights. In fact, they do in the Declaration Of Independence. it says that disabled persons shall enjoy all the rights set forth in this Declaration. These rights shall be granted to all disabled persons without any exception whatsoever and without distinction or discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, state of wealth, birth or any other situation applying either to the disabled person himself or herself or to his or her family.

 

Disabled persons have the right to medical, psychological and functional treatment, including prosthetic and orthetic appliances, to medical and social rehabilitation, education, vocational training and rehabilitation, aid, counselling, placement services and other services which will enable them to develop their capabilities and skills to the maximum and will hasten the processes of their social integration or reintegration.

 

Today, people are still being discriminated because they are mentally disabled. People are trying to help those who are mentally disabled. These organizations are being increased every single day. The future of the mentally will be different, eventually.

 

Mentally disabled people have below average intellectual abilities and deficits in adaptive behavior. This disorder interferes with communication, learning, independence, and social skills. Approximately one to three percent of the population is mentally handicapped. I feel that it isn’t fair for the mentally disabled to have less privileges than “normal” people because they are still human. Although they cant think right or have disabilities, they are still counted as people and should get the same rights as other people get.

 

The primary goal to treat the mentally handicapped is to develop the person’s potential to its fullest. Special education programs are set up as early as infancy to help the child develop language, and social skills, which helps the person function as normally as any other adult would.

 

The genetic causes include single-gene defects, such as Fragile X syndrome. In 1992, Fragile X syndrome was identified to be the most common cause of mental handicaps. Other genetic abnormalities cause metabolic disorders. These causes involve defective genes that are unable to produce the proteins or enzymes that are required for cells to function properly. Mental handicaps are usually divided into four degrees of severity which are mild, moderate, severe, and profound.

 

Dorothea Dix helped the mentally disabled in many ways. Dorothea proceeded to visit jails and almshouses, where the mentally ill were housed, in other parts of
Boston
and soon her investigations extended over the entire state of

Massachusetts. Dorothea's views about the treatment of the mentally ill were extreme at the time. The popular belief was that the insane would never be cured and living within their awful conditions was enough for them. However Dorothea, just by bettering the conditions of the mentally disabled, showed people that mental illness wasn't all incurable.

 

Although Dorothea didn't know the mental processes that were occurring within the mentally disabled she knew that improving their conditions wouldn't hurt them. Once she succeeded she started to travel around the world in jails and almshouses to see the mentally disabled. Her health was very poor so she managed to cover every state on the east side of the

Mississippi River. In all she played a major role in founding 32 mental hospitals, 15 schools for the feeble minded, a school for the blind, and a lot of training facilities for nurses. She influenced many people to help the mentally disabled today.

 

Many people are discriminated against color, race, or because you are mentally disabled. Some feel they need to treat the handicap differently then others just because they are not normal. The only difference between "normal" people and the handicap is that they don’t have the privilege to become independent as others. About one to three percent of the population is handicapped. Most handicapped people cannot speak proper English. One of the causes found that causes the handicapped to become mentally disabled is toxins and genetic disorders to trauma.

 


In the year 1992 the most likely cause of this was the Fragile X syndrome. Exposure to toxins such as lead and mercury leave brain damage also HIV can cause mental disabilities.

Many people are discriminated because of their race. Some are discriminated because they are mentally disabled. People have fought for the right of the mentally disabled. A person that has helped gain the rights of the mentally disabled was Dorothea Dix. She has helped the mentally disabled people by In some states, mentally disabled people are not allowed to vote. People think that because the mentally disabled do not have the knowledge that are in retardation that they do not have a right to vote.

Some people have made laws to protect those who are mentally disabled. They have organizations of which include mentally disabled people who are in need of not being discriminated. An organization that has helped was when seven high school students of diverse backgrounds, collaborating as Student Advocates for the Mentally Disabled (SAMD), organized a free awareness concert on Thursday, August 18, 2005, on the Plaza adjacent to the
National
Center for the Preservation of Democracy, in Downtown Los Angeles. SAMD hoped that their concert, "Rock 'n' Rights: Rockin' for the Mentally Disabled," would generate awareness for this neglected and marginalized population. Another organization is a
Chicago foundation has awarded $2 million to a nonprofit group that works to assure the rights of mentally disabled people, the foundation said Thursday. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made the award to the Mental Health Law Project, a Washington-based public interest organization that recently helped restore Social Security benefits to thousands of mentally disabled people.

For instance, a mentally ill employee in Otawa, B.C. was entitled to know of her rights under the company's long-term disability plan before her resignation was accepted, ruled the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

There are even mentally disabled groups all around the world. In Japan, there is an organization of which consists of only mental disease patients located all over Japan nationwide. They say that they are the only Japanese organization that is truly fighting against Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, evil Mental Hospitals, evil Psychiatrists, Discriminators against mental disease patients. It is called Japan National Group of Mentally Disabled People.

Mentally disabled people also should have their own rights. In fact, they do in the Declaration Of Independence. it says that disabled persons shall enjoy all the rights set forth in this Declaration. These rights shall be granted to all disabled persons without any exception whatsoever and without distinction or discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, state of wealth, birth or any other situation applying either to the disabled person himself or herself or to his or her family.

Disabled persons have the right to medical, psychological and functional treatment, including prosthetic and orthetic appliances, to medical and social rehabilitation, education, vocational training and rehabilitation, aid, counselling, placement services and other services which will enable them to develop their capabilities and skills to the maximum and will hasten the processes of their social integration or reintegration.

Today, people are still being discriminated because they are mentally disabled. People are trying to help those who are mentally disabled. These organizations are being increased every single day. The future of the mentally will be different, eventually.

Mentally disabled people have below average intellectual abilities and deficits in adaptive behavior. This disorder interferes with communication, learning, independence, and social skills. Approximately one to three percent of the population is mentally handicapped. I feel that it isn't fair for the mentally disabled to have less privileges than "normal" people because they are still human. Although they cant think right or have disabilities, they are still counted as people and should get the same rights as other people get.

The primary goal to treat the mentally handicapped is to develop the person's potential to its fullest. Special education programs are set up as early as infancy to help the child develop language, and social skills, which helps the person function as normally as any other adult would.

The genetic causes include single-gene defects, such as Fragile X syndrome. In 1992, Fragile X syndrome was identified to be the most common cause of mental handicaps. Other genetic abnormalities cause metabolic disorders. These causes involve defective genes that are unable to produce the proteins or enzymes that are required for cells to function properly. Mental handicaps are usually divided into four degrees of severity which are mild, moderate, severe, and profound.

Dorothea Dix helped the mentally disabled in many ways. Dorothea proceeded to visit jails and almshouses, where the mentally ill were housed, in other parts of Boston and soon her investigations extended over the entire state of
Massachusetts. Dorothea's views about the treatment of the mentally ill were extreme at the time. The popular belief was that the insane would never be cured and living within their awful conditions was enough for them. However Dorothea, just by bettering the conditions of the mentally disabled, showed people that mental illness wasn't all incurable.

Although Dorothea didn't know the mental processes that were occurring within the mentally disabled she knew that improving their conditions wouldn't hurt them. Once she succeeded she started to travel around the world in jails and almshouses to see the mentally disabled. Her health was very poor so she managed to cover every state on the east side of the
Mississippi River. In all she played a major role in founding 32 mental hospitals, 15 schools for the feeble minded, a school for the blind, and a lot of training facilities for nurses. She influenced many people to help the mentally disabled today.

Many people are discriminated against color, race, or because you are mentally disabled. Some feel they need to treat the handicap differently then others just because they are not normal. The only difference between "normal" people and the handicap is that they don't have the privilege to become independent as others. About one to three percent of the population is handicapped. Most handicapped people cannot speak proper English. One of the causes found that causes the handicapped to become mentally disabled is toxins and genetic disorders to trauma.

In the year 1992 the most likely cause of this was the Fragile X syndrome. Exposure to toxins such as lead and mercury leave brain damage also HIV can cause mental disabilities.

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