Mental health 'biomedical gatekeepers' perpetuate stigma & discrimination UN warns

Friday, 16 June 2017

UN_SR__report_on_health_to_HRC__p_1_2017By Staff writer
With black people from the UK's African Caribbean communities continuing to be disproportionately subject to detention under the Mental Health Act and subject to highly coercive treatment when in this system, even thought there aren't higher rates of mental illness amongst this group, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health's new report calling for a move away from traditional thinking and the outdated practices that violate human rights has been welcomed across black Britain.

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