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‘Little Short Of A Revolution’ Needed To Improve Mental Health Care Worldwide, U.N. Expert Says

U.N. News Centre: Nothing short of a ‘sea change’ will end years of gross neglect in mental health care — U.N. expert
“Citing decades of neglect in mental health care, a United Nations human rights expert [Tuesday] denounced ‘biomedical gatekeepers’ who perpetuate stigma and urged States and psychiatrists to act with courage to reform a ‘crisis-hit system built on outdated attitudes.’ ‘We need little short of a revolution in mental health care to end decades of neglect, abuse, and violence,’ Dainius Pūras, the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to health, said after presenting his latest report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva…” (6/6).

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