TCI Global

Month: October 2018

New Report Compiles Global Evidence Base for Alternatives to Coercion

A new report brings together evidence from around the world on preventing, reducing and ending coercion in mental health settings. The report, authored by Bernadette McSherry, Cath Roper, Flick Grey and myself, was commissioned by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to inform the work of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons …

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#WhatWENeed in Taiwan

#WhatWENeed in Taiwan1. De-colonization of the mental health sector Taiwan was the first independent, Asian, democratic republic. However, it has had a complex history of colonialism, invasions and occupations by different nationalities (Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). “Taiwan’s culture and cultural legacy has been largely shaped by the processes of imperialism and colonization as the structural and psychological effects …

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Global Mental Health – Mad in America Podcast with China Mills

In this podcast first published in Mad in America, Dr. China Mills talks about the Global Mental Health Ministerial Summit 2018, the development and trajectory of her relationship with the Movement for Global Mental Health and the concern she has regarding the import of foreign medical systems to the Global South to address distress as …

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#WhatWENeed in Singapore is Full Compliance of the CRPD – Read PPDFRC’s Submission on the Amendments to the Penal Code

Singapore ratified the CRPD in 2013. Currently, Singapore in the process of amending their Penal Code. Are the new amendments CRPD compliant? Will these amendments ensure that ALL persons with disabilities receive the rights they are entitled to? People with Psychosocial Disabilities of Singapore for the Full Realisation of the Convention on the Rights of …

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Mad in America Podcast Interview with Bhargavi Davar

In Mad in America yesterday, TCI Asia Pacific Convenor, Bhargavi Davar talks about the history and origins of TCI Asia Pacific, the goal, understanding Inclusion in the context of the Global South and colonialism and the progress of the disability movement. Listen more here. Read the Bali Declaration.

A Response to the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development

Blog post contributed by  Akriti Mehta More than ten years after the publication of a series of articles published in the Lancet[1]that heralded in the age of global mental health, a report of The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development[2]was released at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit[3]in London. It seeks to …

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Peruvian law – recognises full legal capacity and abolishes guardianship

On 4 September 2018, the Peruvian Government published Legislative Decree No. 1384 that recognizes and regulates the legal capacity of persons with disabilities. The reform was adopted by the Executive following the delegation of legislative powers granted by the Congress via Law No. 30823. The legislative decree adopted, which holds the same status of a …

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Bali Declaration Presented to the Honorable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on World Mental Health Day 2018

With the approach of the World Mental Health Week 2018, Consumer Action Network Mental Health Lanka – CAN MH Lanka commenced its World Mental Health Day campaign on 10th October 2018 at Sri Lanka Parliament. Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe was accoutred with the ‘symbol of mind’ launching the campaign. The ‘Bali Declaration 2018 – Transforming Communities …

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The Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit and the Lancet Commission: Some Uncomfortable Reflections By China Mills

China Mills (University of Sheffield) writes in Mad in Asia today her thoughts on the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit and the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development. China Mills is a Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK. Her research develops the framework of psychopolitics to examine the way mental health gets …

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