It is important that persons with mental illness feel welcomed and supported within the faith community. As people of faith, we do this by loving unconditionally.
In one Disability Concerns workshop exercise, participants are asked to identify a number of personal characteristics that society values, including ones related to ethnicity and ability. Through this, we can begin addressing systems that privilege some but not others.
As Mark Stephenson steps down from his role as Director of Disability Concerns, he pauses to reflect on the past 15 years.
The myth that people with mental illness are violent creates demands for unwarranted limitations on their rights and freedoms.