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UN resolution on mental health and human rights

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04/07/2016

The United Nations has passed a resolution reaffirming the right of everyone to be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms, without discrimination of any kind.

Promoted by Portugal and Brazil and co-sponsored by at least 61 countries, the resolution highlights the discrimination that people with mental health conditions suffer and signals a commitment to address it.

Commenting on the passing of the resolution, Professor Peter Kinderman, President of the British Psychological Society, said:

“This resolution is good news for all of us who use mental health services, and for people in developing nations in particular. If we used a ‘rights’ approach rather than an ‘disease’ approach to mental health, we would come to some very different decisions about involuntary detention, forcible treatment, the use of inappropriate diagnoses and excessive reliance on the use of medication, and even on the relationship between mental health and welfare systems.”

The resolution says the UN is deeply concerned that people using mental health services can experience widespread discrimination, stigma, prejudice, violence, social exclusion and segregation, unlawful or arbitrary institutionalisation, overmedicalisation and treatment practices that fail to respect their autonomy, will and preferences.

It expresses concern about possible violations and abuses of human rights and fundamental freedoms, sometimes amounting to torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.

The resolution also stresses that member states should take active steps to fully integrate a human rights perspective into mental health and community services, particularly with a view to eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination within that context, and to promote the right of everyone to full inclusion and effective participation in society.
 
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I feel very confident now :)

If we send a copy to Tory Party HQ, and ask them to pin it up on the notice board, that should make all the difference.

Thank goodness for that. Boy - we can all sleep well tonight, cos the society and services 'for a life abundant' are right around the corner....:meanie:

Hang on. Didn't the UN pass a resolution, about the Iraq War? What did they say about it all again now, cos I can't quite remember yer know....

Never mind, I'm sure that the various then governments around the globe, who participated in the war, will have a copy pinned to their walls. I'll ask them if I can have a quick shufty :meanie:

However, the heart's in the right place, and better to have the resolution than not :)
 
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I feel very confident now :)

If we send a copy to Tory Party HQ, and ask them to pin it up on the notice board, that should make all the difference.

Thank goodness for that. Boy - we can all sleep well tonight, cos the society and services 'for a life abundant' are right around the corner....:meanie:
Sure, what fucking difference does any of it all make, or will it make? The realities with it all for a lot of people are still shit & likely to get worse.

But it all sounds good.
 
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Sure, what fucking difference does any of it all make, or will it make? The realities with it all for a lot of people are still shit & likely to get worse.

But it all sounds good.
Aye that's the one ;)

Life on Chimera Street continues, just as ever.

Maybe paying 'lip service' will translate into actual 'effective services' one day...

Oh yes. One day....

 
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The UN,
Just another sub section of the bilderberg group.
 
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The Bilderberg Group? :)

I think I've heard of them :)

Didn't they work in construction, back in the day, and make the iron girders that went in ships?

Or are they the the fast food company, with lots of burger joints?

Or both?

I can't remember now :)
 
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The Bilderberg Group? :)

I think I've heard of them :)

Didn't they work in construction, back in the day, and make the iron girders that went in ships?

Or are they the the fast food company, with lots of burger joints?

Or both?

I can't remember now :)
I can't see that you can't remember posting on a thread of mine about Bill gates
And the bilderberg group?! :p

The official website;
Bilderberg Meetings | The official website
 
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That's until Teresa may changes it,
And we all become terrorist suspects just
like the population of America.
 
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