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Mental health, Social issues & social justice

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Canadian Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health Employers aren't supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness.  In fact, it's often against the law.  Yet employment discrimination happens, so what do we do about it when it does? Canadian human rights legislation In Canada, provincial human rights legislation requires equal rights and opportunities for… Continue reading Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

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Health & Healthcare

Invisible Illness: A Closer Look at Autoimmune Disorders

I am waiting to see a rheumatologist to figure out if I do in fact have an autoimmune disorder, but in the meantime, I wanted to talk a bit about what autoimmune disorders are. Autoimmune disorders occur when elements of the body's natural immune system recognize certain types of normal cells in the body as… Continue reading Invisible Illness: A Closer Look at Autoimmune Disorders