Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: united nations and mental health

CRPD Consultation on Deinstitutionalization: A Reparations Approach

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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has announced a series of regional consultations on deinstitutionalization.

UN Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras: Biomedical Approach “Still Has an Important...

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In Pūras' new UN report, his use of biomedical language seems at odds with his message to move beyond the medicalization of distress.

Bringing Human Rights to Mental Health Care: An Interview with UN...

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MIA's Ana Florence interviews United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras about his own journey as a psychiatrist and the future of rights-based approaches to mental health.

UN Expert Calls for Major Shift in Suicide Prevention Efforts on...

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On World Mental Health Day, UN expert Dainius Pūras calls for a shift away from medical solutions toward a rights-based approach to make life “more liveable.” He calls for states to address societal determinants of mental health, promoting autonomy and resilience.

Letter Endorsing the Recent UN Report on Mental Health

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Mental Health Europe and the British Psychological Society are looking for signatories to a letter endorsing the recent United Nations Special Rapporteur's report on...

Support CRPD Absolute Prohibition of Commitment and Forced Treatment

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Mad In America bloggers, and everyone who is interested, you are cordially invited to participate in a Campaign to Support the CRPD Absolute Prohibition of Commitment and Forced Treatment. The requested action is to write a blog post or contribute artwork, relevant to the purpose of the campaign, i.e. discussing and supporting the absolute prohibition that is promulgated under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  Posts should be ready for March 29, 2016, the opening day of the 15th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.