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stop making poor people mentally ill

Post by Admin on Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:09 am

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/stop-making-poor-people-mentally-ill

I was moved by Deborah Orr’s capacity to entertain and inform when bravely writing about her own mental health problems and experience with antidepressants wrote:
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Post by Caker on Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:58 pm

From admin's link:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/stop-making-poor-people-mentally-ill

The Department for Work and Pensions never considers the undeniable evidence that low income, let alone no income, creates mental and physical ill health. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has been telling governments for decades that low income and debt create mental health problems. The minds of ministers seem incapable of grasping that the prevention of ill health by the provision of adequate minimum incomes by the DWP is better than “soaring demand” for mental health services in the NHS, on humanitarian grounds alone, while the NHS would be relieved of £9bn poverty-related extra costs.
Rev Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty

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Post by Caker on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:12 pm

http://taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/news/government-by-euphemism-a-mild-word-substituted-for-one-politically-too-blu

Every letter sent out by the DWP/Jobcentres telling people they are eligible for unemployment benefits states  "the amount the Government says you need to live on is ...£ a week". It is a euphemism; that means a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
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