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Black mental health : Inequalities between mental and physical health costing lives
United Kingdom, March 2009 -

''Health inequalities are imposing a death sentence on people with severe mental illness. People are dying because they can't get access to the care and treatment for cancer, heart disease and other common physical illnesses, just because they have a mental illness,'' Paul Corry, director of public affairs at Rethink said.

People from African Caribbean communities continue to face the greatest barriers to appropriate healthcare. The first national statistics on the self reported experience of patients in black and minority ethnic groups, produced by the Department of Health and the Healthcare Commission, show that black people in particular continue to be effected by discrimination when trying to access appropriate health care.