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Reframing “#WhatWENeed” through the Bali Declaration

On the 29th of August, 2018, the 5th “Classic Edition” Plenary of the TCI Asia Pacific was held in Bali, Indonesia. At the Plenary, persons with psychosocial disabilities and their cross disability supporters from 21 countries of the Asia Pacific region came together to adopt the Bali Declaration. The Bali Declaration is an amalgamation of […]

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What We Need In Tonga

#WhatWENeed in Tonga Colonialism and Tonga Tonga was never colonized by any country. It did not have a mental health law until 1992. However, it had ‘friendship’ status for 70 years with Britain. It was a British ‘protectorate’ from 1900 until 1970, when it attained full Independence. It always retained its political sovereignty; However, many

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Cross-Disability Perspective to the #WhatWeNeed Campaign

Cross-disability perspective to the WhatWeNeed campaign by Shivani Gupta I am a person with a disability working as a cross-disability advocate and am also pursuing a PhD around support structures available to persons with high support needs living in rural communities in India. With very limited knowledge of psychosocial disabilities, I was fortunate to associate

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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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#WhatWENeed in Pakistan – Mainstreaming Disability to Create Inclusion

STEP (Special Talent Exchange Program) was conceived and initiated in Pakistan by persons with disabilities themselves in 1997. As a cross disability organization, STEP is committed to mainstreaming disability in development through empowering individuals and organizations of persons with disabilities as well as sensitizing society about rights based approach. (See their strategic goals.) Some of

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#WhatWENeed – Inclusive Approach to Mental Health

Blog contributed by: Kavita Nair Bapu Trust For Research on Mind & Discourse, Pune Punitive? Biomedical? Recovery Based? Development Based? What is the most appropriate System For Mental Health ‘Care/Treatment/Support’ A system which Criminalises Mental Health- where people with mental health issues are put into Custodial Institutions, have to go through Court Processes, are put into

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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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#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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