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Global Mental Health or Smoke and Mirrors

Blog contributed by: Dr. Philip Thomas.  The #WhatWeNeed campaign coordinated by Transforming Communities for Inclusion (Asia Pacific – TCI-AP) coincides with the Global Mental Health Ministerial Summit being held in London this week – World Mental Health Week. TCI-AP and other groups and organizations are rightly concerned that this summit, organized secretively and without any […]

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#WhatWENeed in Myanmar

#WhatWENeed in Myanmar Full CRPD Compliance on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities Myanmar obtained Independence from Britain in 1948. Even though a former British colony, Myanmar haschosen not to be a part of the Commonwealth nations.  There are strong feelings about having been colonized, that foreign rule has isolated the country for 50

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Beyond the medicalisation of distress – a new framework

Authors: Mary Boyle and Lucy Johnstone In October 2018, the world’s first global ministerial mental health summit will be held in London. A statement from the UK government’s Department of Health and Social Care tells us that ministers, leading academics, policymakers and patients from more than 30 countries will be invited to attend, and anticipates

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Mental health is beyond just health: a message from Matrika Devkota

Matrika Devkota from Koshish, Nepal on the eve of attending the Global Mental Health Summit as an observer, emphasises on the need for removing the barrier faced by persons with mental health issues by implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. We know that, mental health is beyond the health

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#WhatWENeed in Nepal

#WhatWENeed in Nepal Full CRPD Compliance on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities 1.  Our full and effective inclusion in national laws and policies. Nepal has a new disability legislation for people with disability:  Disability Right Act 2017.  A focal person for persons with disabilities exists now in Nepal at all levels, from local

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Join the #WhatWENeed Campaign

#WhatWENeed Full CRPD Compliance on the Inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities Partners for reframing from MH to Inclusion, this International Mental Health Week, 2018[1] Persons with psychosocial disabilities, users and survivors of psychiatry, people with “mad” identities and other identities thereof, are herewith calling for support to have our voices amplified through this International

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Bali Declaration 2018

Bali Declaration 2018 Transforming Communities for Inclusion- Asia Pacific [TCI Asia Pacific] We,  persons with psychosocial disabilities and cross disability supporters from 21 countries of the Asia Pacific region, in Bali, on August 29th 2018, and at the Plenary meeting of Transforming Communities for Inclusion –  Asia Pacific [TCI Asia Pacific], [1] Hereby confirming ·      

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