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Microaggressions and the mental health of disabled youth

Microaggression is the sum of remarks, derogatory comments, and negative reminders about being different. Disabled people In Norway are harmed by microaggression although the extent is not known. The project will develop knowledge about the forms of microaggression that affects young people with disabilities or chronic diseases. This has not been investigated before in Norway. International studies have shown links between microaggression and reduced mental health and social participation. The aim is to map expressions and forms of microaggression and study any consequences for the individual and for society.


Project period

  • Start:
    February 2022
  • End:
    December 2023

Commissioned by

  • Stiftelsen Dam, Unge funksjonshemmede

Sustainable development goals