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UK: People with mental health problems hit by changes to welfare system

Posted 05/06-11 at 21.01

In a letter published in the Guardian newspaper on June 1st, mental health charities and a senior consultant from the Royal College of Psychiatrists warn that the nature and rapid pace of incapacity benefit cuts is having a devastating and potentiall ...

Uganda: Demand to release prisoners found not guilty because of severe mental health problems

Posted 02/05-11 at 14.49

Human Rights Watch has written to the Ugandan minister of justice asking that he release 11men who remain in prison although they had been found not guilty because of impaired mental health (‘by reason of insanity'). They had all been sent to priso ...

Nepal: “Psychiatric patients …are treated like animals.”

Posted 10/10-10 at 13.35

In an extremely disturbing report, Jagannath Lamichhane , a global mental health rights activist based in Kathmandu, claims that people with mental health problems face inhuman treatment whether in institutions or the wider society. Describing th ...

UN: Report calls for inclusion of people with mental health problems in development programmes

Posted 20/09-10 at 23.54

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published (September 16th) a report calling on governments, civil society and aid agencies to confront the "enormous challenge" of helping the millions of people in developing countries with mental and psy ...

Russia Paves Way for Mental Health Rights

Posted 11/03-09 at 00.05

On 27 February 2009, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation decided its first case concerning regulations and procedures for assessing legal capacity. This is one of the key issues affecting people living with mental health issues. It ...

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