Human Rights Are Fundamental to Good Mental Health Services

People with mental health problems often fall through the human rights safety net. The mental health system has extensive powers to detain people, to deprive them of their liberty, to restrain them and to force people to take life-changing drugs. To ensure people's rights are not violated, these powers must be subject to rigorous checks and balances. Worryingly, however, we know this is not always the case.

Publication source: 
The Huffington Post
Publication date: 
8 April 2014