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Dem senator eyes changes to 'draconian' provision in mental health bill - The Hill

Dem senator eyes changes to 'draconian' provision in mental health bill - The Hill | mental health law | Scoop.it
Senator from Connecticut demands expansion of treatment.
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What Would CRPD-Compliant Mental Health Legislation Look Like? - Mad In America

What Would CRPD-Compliant Mental Health Legislation Look Like? - Mad In America | mental health law | Scoop.it
Let’s be clear – I prefer to have no mental health legislation at all.
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Hearing raises questions of mental health laws - The Daily Progress

Hearing raises questions of mental health laws - The Daily Progress | mental health law | Scoop.it
HARRISONBURG-What started as a complaint last year about cable service turned into a five day visit to a mental institution for one Waynesboro man and now he wants to stop this from happening to someone else.
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Judges seek to balance individual rights, public safety - Bend Bulletin

Judges seek to balance individual rights, public safety - Bend Bulletin | mental health law | Scoop.it
In early 2014, Deschutes County Circuit Judge Pro Tem Steven Kurzer committed a man to involuntary mental health treatment under the Oregon Health Authority for 180 days.
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NM lawmakers endorse mental health treatment law - KRQE News 13

NM lawmakers endorse mental health treatment law - KRQE News 13 | mental health law | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A new law under consideration by the New Mexico Legislature could finally be a new tool to force severely mentally ill people in the state to get medical treatment and stay with it. State lawmakers are considering the bill that...
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The Half-Delivered Promise of the Community Mental Health Act - The Chronicle of Social Change

The Half-Delivered Promise of the Community Mental Health Act - The Chronicle of Social Change | mental health law | Scoop.it
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Fifty-one years ago, President John F. Kennedy enacted the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 (CMHA).
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Greens MP John Kaye says NSW mental health law changes only cosmetic - Sydney Morning Herald

Greens MP John Kaye says NSW mental health law changes only cosmetic - Sydney Morning Herald | mental health law | Scoop.it
Greens MP fears another tragedy could occur since changes to the NSW mental health act were only 'cosmetic'.
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Milwaukee County mental health court helps defendants hew to successful path - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee County mental health court helps defendants hew to successful path - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | mental health law | Scoop.it
Milwaukee County is piloting a court for defendants whose crimes are more the result of mental illness than willful law breaking.
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New state law seeks to improve mental health treatment - Canton Repository

New state law seeks to improve mental health treatment - Canton Repository | mental health law | Scoop.it
A new state law enacted last month is aimed at ensuring that people with untreated mental illnesses get the help they need, with the additional hope that
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Mental health legislation - The Express Tribune

Mental health legislation - The Express Tribune | mental health law | Scoop.it
There is a mental health crisis in the countr­y and the federa­l and provin­cial govern­ments need to priori­tise the issue
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Hospitalization of Amanda Bynes Puts Spotlight on Mental Health Law - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Hospitalization of Amanda Bynes Puts Spotlight on Mental Health Law - Wall Street Journal (blog) | mental health law | Scoop.it
The involuntary psychiatric hospitalization of actress Amanda Bynes has put a spotlight on California's civil-commitment laws.
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Dear Psychiatrists, The Mental Health Act was not drafted for your ...

Dear Psychiatrists, The Mental Health Act was not drafted for your ... | mental health law | Scoop.it
I rarely feel angry any more about the politics of mental health in England and Wales. But the politics of 'sectioning for a bed' does make me angry. The Mental Health Act is not a toy. It creates a set of procedures which ...
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New Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic) brings new powers for Victorian ...

New Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic) brings new powers for Victorian ... | mental health law | Scoop.it
In response to my earlier post, New laws come into force (7 July 2014) “Cannulator” wrote a comment where he or she said: Also commencing on 1st of July was the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, with quite a few important ...
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Kerry O'Malley: Community Treatment Orders and the Mental Health Tribunal

Justice Action sat down with Kerry O'Malley to discuss her experience with the health system and as a victim of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs). Kerry has ...
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I think we use coercive orders in NSW far too much. While I don't agree with some of the points raised in this Youtube clip she does have an interesting perspective. There are currently 5,500 CTOs in operation so I have no idea where the figure of 15,000 comes from in the commentary.

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Mental Health Laws Designed to Brace Patients Leaving the Hospital - The Lund Report

Mental Health Laws Designed to Brace Patients Leaving the Hospital - The Lund Report | mental health law | Scoop.it
Mental Health Laws Designed to Brace Patients Leaving the Hospital The Lund Report Three laws brought by a group of citizens who lost loved ones to suicide are aimed at nudging hospitals to provide better communication to family members when...
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Mental Disability and the Law What Trinity Law and Health Graduates should ... - The University Times

Mental Disability and the Law What Trinity Law and Health Graduates should ... - The University Times | mental health law | Scoop.it
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No legal backing for Ghana's mental health law - The Africa Report

No legal backing for Ghana's mental health law - The Africa Report | mental health law | Scoop.it
Organisations and professionals in Ghana's mental health sector have complained over lack of a legislative instrument backing the country's mental health law passed in 2012, rendering it useless and opening leeway for continuous abuse of the rights...
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Mental health law review proposes end to forced ECT - Irish Times

Mental health law review proposes end to forced ECT - Irish Times | mental health law | Scoop.it
Current legislation allows treatment on patients ‘unwilling’ to consent
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New mental health laws pointless unless staffing increased: advocacy group - ABC Online

New mental health laws pointless unless staffing increased: advocacy group - ABC Online | mental health law | Scoop.it
Advocates warn changes to the ACT Mental Health Act will be futile without more mental health unit staff.
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Training and staffing is always required to underpin cultural change....

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Don't delay implement of Mental Health Law - BusinessGhana

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Indonesia tackles mental health with new law

Australia's mental health system is still more responsive than Indonesia's. The government there has passed a new mental health law they hope will address th...
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CM urged to enforce Mental Health Act 'in letter and spirit' - DAWN.com

CM urged to enforce Mental Health Act 'in letter and spirit' - DAWN.com | mental health law | Scoop.it
KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar held to mark World Mental Health Day on Sunday urged Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim...
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Mental Health Law

A look at the Mental Health Law in Ghana. Video upload by: Barima Osei Asare (barima.asare@myjoyonline.com)
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Families left 'powerless' by Canada's Mental Health Act | Metro

Families left 'powerless' by Canada's Mental Health Act | Metro | mental health law | Scoop.it
From the tender age of 14, young people are masters of their own medical treatment under the law, from birth control to mental health care. “It really handcuffs families, but it is the legislation,” said Phyllis Grant-Parker, ...
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