Mental Health Rights
Mental Health Rights Are International Human Rights
we're moving in anyway!
- World Health Organization
WWW Home Page
*THE* place to find information on literally every
every aspect of international health concerns.
- U.S. Mental Health Parity
Act (January 1, 1998)
I've HTML'ised this very important congressional act
in its entirety (don't EVER try this BTW; it's a
and Protecting the Rights of Humans With Mental Disorders
For an enlightening read and a start on becoming informed about human
rights as it pertains to mental health issues be sure to check out
Commonality, difference and confusion: Changing constructions
of Indigenous mental healthAn editorial on the issue, well written, by Ernest Hunter.
Maladie Maniaco-Depressive Chez Les Adolescent
A French site which can be translated by Google.
- Multicultural Mental Health
Australia Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network has morphed
into this new and exciting site -- Though an Australian site, this
is an excellent source for information on a number of mental illnesses,
each translated into a multitude of different languages.
Right To Health: A Resource Manual For NGO's
"This Resource Manual will be of particular help to NGOs providing
health care information and services to
poor, vulnerable, or otherwise disadvantaged groups and to those suffering
from particular illnesses or
disabilities. They should find it useful whether or not they already
have some experience of invoking human rights in the course of their
From the ICD-10 developed by the World Health Organisation.
Excellent and concise breakdown.
Internet Mental Health site- By Dr. Richard Long. This site is always
a great resource.
- Institute of Psychiatry
- United Kingdom
This is an incredible site and definitely worth the time.
- The Samaritans:
A UK Suicide Helpline on the Internet
- UBC Psychiatry -
A research/teaching facility with a nice online "reading room".
and Manic Depressive Association of Ontario
A scanty site, but it does contain some contact numbers for you who
live in that province.
- Disabled Peoples' International
Located geographically in Canada, this organisation seeks
to unite disabled persons in an international coalition aimed at furthering
care and respect for the dignity and human rights of all persons with
some form of disability. Excellent site!
- Disabled Persons Assemble (New
DPA is the national umbrella for the full range of people with disabilities
in New Zealand. DPA encourages people with disabilities to speak and
to help themselves.
Zealand Manic Depressive Support National Network
A fledgling support group and network that is sorely
needed in these parts. I wish it my best and hope all will offer encouragement
and support to them.
Send me any information on groups offering services to Bipolar folks
in your area of the world. Also, if you've any comments about improving
this site, I'd appreciate your input.
Mental health rights in the workplace...