Year: 2000 Source: Psychiatric Times, v.17, no.7, (July 2000), p.1-2 SIEC No: 20030245

This article discusses mental illness & suicide. The article begins with examples of obituaries that were related to both suicide & mental illness, & discusses the stigma encountered by those who have a mental illness. The article proceeds to outline examples of the discrimination that people with mental illnesses face in terms of corporate policy for managed care. The article concludes with the need for education measures for addressing the issue of mental illness, & provides steps that individuals can follow as to become advocates of the mentally ill. (AK)