Mental Health: Addressing the Under Addressed

Rafique Khan
LL.M. Student at National Law University, Jodhpur

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by World Health organisation also highlighted the urgency to look into the parallel pandemic that are likely to be catalysed by the stir of coronavirus. This article is a systematic attempt to understand the issues around mental health and psychological well-being. In this sequence the recent Mental Healthcare Act of 2017 would be analysed and the loophole that surrounds it would be closely examine in order to suggest the way forward. Global approach towards mental health is also be taken into account so that a lesson can be drawn from the best practices across the globe.

Keywords: Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, Psychiatric well-being, Suicide, Social Stigmatisation, Right to Representation, Post-Treatment Reintegration.


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