Tag: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has announced a series of regional consultations on deinstitutionalization.
In Pūras' new UN report, his use of biomedical language seems at odds with his message to move beyond the medicalization of distress.
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.
Changing the mental health and psychosocial support system in Germany requires public debate about the ways our society should help and support people in mental crisis and with chronic mental health problems. We believe the driving force behind all help and support should be humanitarianism and respect for inalienable human rights.