31 October 2022

International Mental Health Law Resources

Global Mental Health Law / Legal Awareness, Information and Resources

International Mental Health Law Resources

A vast amount of psychiatric effort has been, and continues to be, devoted to legal and quasi-legal activities. In my opinion, the only certain result has been the aggrandizement of psychiatry. The value to the legal profession and to society as a whole of psychiatric help in administering the criminal law, is, to say the least, uncertain. Perhaps society has been injured, rather than helped, by the furor psychodiagnosticus and psychotherapeuticus in criminology which it invited, fostered, and tolerated.”
― Thomas Stephen Szasz

“The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.” ― Stefan Molyneux

Human Rights and Mental Health

Mental Health Law / Legislation

Can Laws 'Commit' Governments to Provide Mental Health Services? A Role for Human Rights in Securing Resources? SSRN 

DSM-5 and the Law – Changes and Challenges AAPL

Global Mental Health Law and the Interface with Ethics Springer

Guidance on Mental Health, Human Rights, and Legislation OHCHR

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Mental Health: A Review of Programs HHR

Human rights in Mental Healthcare; A Review of current Global Situation Taylor & Francis

Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Stanford University

International Academy of Law and Mental Health AILMH

International Human Rights and Mental Health Legislation ResearchGate

International Journal of Law and Psychiatry Science Direct

International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law Mental Health Law Online

International standards on the Right to Physical and Mental Health United Nations

Mental health and the law: An overview and need to develop and strengthen the discipline of Forensic Psychiatry in India Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Mental Health Law: International Legal Standards and Human Rights Legal Dialogue

Mental Health Law in the Community: Thinking about Africa BMC

Mental Health Parity in the Global Health and Development Agenda World Bank Blogs

Mental Health Diagnoses and DSM-5 in the Legal System Michael MacIntyre Psychiatry

Mental Health Legislation PDF Document by MK Funk 

Mental Health Scotland Scottish Human Rights Commission

New WHO guidance seeks to put an end to human rights violations in mental health care WHO

Promoting Rights-Based Policy & Law for Mental Health WHO

The DSM-5 and Criminal Defense: When Does a Diagnosis Make a Difference? Utah Law Review

Reform of Mental Health Services: an urgent need and a Human Rights Imperative Council of Europe

How Human Rights Help Those With Mental Health Issues - Video

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