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Mental Healthcare Law: Drastically changes understanding of illness, but will it be effective?
India

Mental Healthcare Law: Drastically changes understanding of illness, but will it be effective?

False incarceration of persons accused of suffering from mental illness has been a long-standing issue.

Mental Healthcare Bill: Despite the positive reform, a lot more needs to be done for the mentally ill
India

Mental Healthcare Bill: Despite the positive reform, a lot more needs to be done for the mentally ill

On 27 March, Lok Sabha, in a unanimous decision, passed the landmark Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, a legislation seeking to rectify our country’s apathy hitherto towards people suffering from mental afflictions.