Mental Health, Human Rights & Legislation
A GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS EMERGENCY IN MENTAL HEALTH
We are facing a global human rights emergency in mental health. All over the world people with mental disabilities experience a wide range of human rights violations.
In many countries people do not have access to basic mental health care and treatment they require.
In others, the only care available is in psychiatric institutions which are associated with gross human rights violations. People are exposed to inhuman and degrading living conditions as well as harmful practices – overmedicated to keep them docile and easy to manage, restrained in shackles or caged beds, and the list goes on.
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