June 11, 2021

Mental health care respectful of human rights proves successful

GLOBALLY most of mental health care continues to be provided in psychiatric hospitals, and human rights abuses and coercive practices remain too common.

But providing community-based mental health care that is respectful of human rights and focused on recovery is proving successful and cost-effective, according to new guidance released on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO’s new “Guidance on community mental health service…

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