Mental health prejudice further isolating Japan's young carers: survey



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TOKYO -- "I want a society where I can think it's okay to talk about mental health issues," read a response in an April 12 report on a government survey on young carers in junior high and high school. It was a single line, in a section for respondents to write freely, which gave a glimpse of real personal anguish.


The survey report doesn't offer information to glean what kind of care the student provides, but it highlights, as researchers, supporters and others have before, the discrimination and prejudice toward mental health issues that pushes young carers looking after family even further into isolation.


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