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Kudos on this multi-sectoral collaboration @THF_INDIA - looking forward to reading the experiences of some of our peer long-stay residents in #mental hospitals.
But crushed to find report about disabled Indians isn't accessible to print disabled.
Plain text version pls! Cover of report with Hans Foundation logo. Picture of a woman sitting on the floor inside a house, absorbed in stitching a bright pink cloth.
@THF_INDIA @MoHFW_INDIA @MSJEGOI @MSJE_AIC @NationalTrust99 Sighted English-reading people can access / read / download the 80 MB PDF report on long stay residents in Government mental hospitals in India here : mentalhealthwatchindia.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/rep…

#MentalHealth #Disability #Deinstitutionalisation #RPWD #MHCA #CRPD #CommunityLiving #Stigma #Inclusion
@THF_INDIA @MoHFW_INDIA @MSJEGOI @MSJE_AIC @NationalTrust99 Media had reported this earlier as a National Study on long-stay residents of Indian Govt mental hospitals. Puzzled by current title 'National Strategy on Inclusive and Community Based Options for Persons with Mental Health Issues.' How can a private body brand India's strategy?
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The videos are to whet conversations on rights of persons with mental illness, persons who live with unique life stressors due to structural oppression. Section 21(1)(a) of #MHCA mandates equality & non-discrimination for all #PWMI What would that look like? Please share
TW: violence, lynching, caste violence, death. I'll start us off. In 2017-2018, three reported incidents of persons with mental illness PWMI being lynched & killed. There's a clear intersection here -with the victims belonging Muslim, Dalit & Tribal communities. Never Forget.
Many persons are involuntarily admitted to mental hospitals - especially women, homeless, economically vulnerable persons (irrespective of their mental health). Institutions are characterized by segregation, no respect for bodily rights, personal space of the users. #Rights #PWMI
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Hullo, what have we here @MoHFW_INDIA ?!

Your recently released Clinical Establishments guidelines 2019 indicate that 'mentally disabled' will need a guardian for informed consent!

First off why are you equating disabled people with minors?
mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/…

#Capacity Appendix 9 EXTRACT <br />
INFORMED CONSENT or CONSENT GUIDELINES<br />
The informed consent shall at the least contain the following information in an understandable language and format (desirably which a lay person can easily understand) <br />
Page 133 of Clinical Establishments Amendments 2019 : www.mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/clinicalestablishment.pdf" src="/images/1px.png" data-src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAqARquUwAAJ7AP.jpg">
@MoHFW_INDIA @EqualsCPSJ @RajivSpeaks @Deepak_TMN @drsitu @netshrink @vjayakumar @amritbakhshy @val_resh @SmithaSadasiva5 Next - bad enough we've had to suffer conflation of 'unsound mind' with mental illness, now we have a sweeping 'mental disability' which means ... what exactly?
@MoHFW_INDIA @EqualsCPSJ @RajivSpeaks @Deepak_TMN @drsitu @netshrink @vjayakumar @amritbakhshy @val_resh @SmithaSadasiva5 If you cannot assume capacity for all, suspect capacity for all. Stop singling out disabled people for guardian consent.
Embrace diversity in communication and supported decision making.
No mention of advance directives?
#Competence #RPWD #MHCA #CRPD #PatientAdvocate #GAL #DNR
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