IRELAND Negativity over mental health difficulties
More than one-third of Irish people believe that people with mental health difficulties should not be allowed to have children, according to the National Disability Authority (NDA).
Its latest survey of public attitudes to disabilities has uncovered a more negative attitude towards mental health difficulties than any other disability, with high percentages of respondents believing people with mental health problems should not have children, sexual relationships or attend mainstream schools.
Almost half of all respondents (46 per cent) said children with mental health difficulties should not attend mainstream schools. One-fifth said they would object if those children were in the same class as their own children. [Family & Life]