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Groundbreaking Mental Health Law to Take Effect in China

Groundbreaking Mental Health Law to Take Effect in China | Opposition to Self Directed Support  aka SDS | Scoop.it

China is transforming the provision of mental health to its citizens under a new law that takes effect tomorrow. Its first national mental health legislation should have wide-ranging effects on provision of mental health services, but perhaps the most significant and controversial change is one that banishes most forms of involuntary treatment.

 

The law also mandates strict limits on use of seclusion and restraints and ends the use of psychiatric admission as punishment or to enforce treatment of individuals who do not have a mental illness.

 

It also forbids the practice of requiring patients to participate in labor or limiting their right to communicate with the outside world.

 

Michael Phillips, M.D., said the new law is much more comprehensive than laws in other countries. “China's experience in providing a more holistic approach to mental health problems will, hopefully, generate lessons that all countries can learn from,” he said.


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Paul Anderson's insight:

Scotland should learn from China and not go backwards in terms of  the integration of patients into the community.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:37 PM

Good for the Chinese!

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Warning over mentally ill in cells

Warning over mentally ill in cells | Opposition to Self Directed Support  aka SDS | Scoop.it
One of Britain's most senior police officers says mentally ill people should not be held in cells when mental health services are unable to help them.

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Things will only get worse if people have monetary problems at the point of delivery.

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Referendum offers Scotland choice of two futures | Scottish National Party

Referendum offers Scotland choice of two futures | Scottish National Party | Opposition to Self Directed Support  aka SDS | Scoop.it

SNP Conference has got underway today (Thursday) with the passing of a resolution on the choice of two futures that next year’s referendum offers to people in Scotland.


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Paul Anderson's insight:

The SNP must recognise that self-directed support is insuitable for mental health service users. Turning members into "customers" is counter productive to the health needs of the population.

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