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New Report Compiles Global Evidence Base for Alternatives to Coercion by Piers Gooding

Author: Piers Gooding A new report brings together evidence from around the world on preventing, reducing and ending coercion in mental health settings. The report, authored by Bernadette McSherry, Cath Roper, Flick Grey and myself, was commissioned by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to inform the work of the Special Rapporteur on […]

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#WhatWENeed Taiwan

#WhatWENeed in Taiwan 1. De-colonization of the mental health sector Taiwan was the first independent, Asian, democratic republic. However, it has had a complex history of colonialism, invasions and occupations by different nationalities (Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). \”Taiwan\’s culture and cultural legacy has been largely shaped by the processes of imperialism and colonization as the structural and psychological

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Global Mental Health: An Old System Wearing New Clothes Series – Mad in America Podcast with China Mills

In this podcast first published in Mad in America, Dr. China Mills talks about the Global Mental Health Ministerial Summit 2018, the development and trajectory of her relationship with the Movement for Global Mental Health and the concern she has regarding the import of foreign medical systems to the Global South to address distress as well as the

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#WhatWENeed Japan

Excerpts from TCI Asia Pacific Action in Japan Osaka  – 22-23 November 2017 #WhatWENeed is peer support as community development, not \”mental health care\” Excerpts from \”TCI Asia Action in Japan\”[1] [2] One of the objectives of TCI AP\’s Japan exchange were: To bring a small group of peer support practitioners from TCI Asia membership and

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Response to the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development by Akriti Mehta

Author: Akriti Mehta More than ten years after the publication of a series of articles published in the Lancet[1]that heralded in the age of global mental health, a report of The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development[2] was released at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit[3] in London. It seeks to reframe mental health

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Peruvian law abolishes guardianship and recognises full legal capacity

On 4 September 2018, the Peruvian Government published Legislative Decree No. 1384 that recognizes and regulates the legal capacity of persons with disabilities. The reform was adopted by the Executive following the delegation of legislative powers granted by the Congress via Law No. 30823. The legislative decree adopted, which holds the same status of a

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#WhatWENeed Pakistan – Mainstreaming Disability to Create Inclusion

STEP (Special Talent Exchange Program) was conceived and initiated in Pakistan by persons with disabilities themselves in 1997. As a cross disability organization, STEP is committed to mainstreaming disability in development through empowering individuals and organizations of persons with disabilities as well as sensitizing society about rights based approach. (See their strategic goals.) Some of

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#WhatWENeed Hong Kong

We Need Full CRPD Compliance in Law and Policy Reforms Author: Disabilities CV Disabilities CV is a new disability rights initiative in Hong Kong committed to promoting self-advocacy among people with psycho-social disabilities, reforming mental health law and policy, and supporting a rights-based approach to public policy development, social inclusion and anti-discrimination. They are currently working

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#WhatWENeed is an Inclusive Approach to Mental Health

Author: Kavita Nair Bapu Trust For Research on Mind & Discourse, Pune Punitive? Biomedical? Recovery Based? Development Based? What is the most appropriate System For Mental Health – ‘Care/Treatment/Support’ Is it a system which criminalises mental health- where people with mental health issues are put into custodial institutions, have to go through court processes, are

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