Thursday August 6, 2020

Mac MacLachlan: Mental healthcare must be shared beyond psychiatry

The state’s new mental health strategy, Sharing the Vision, calls for a stronger psychosocial perspective - yet it is dominated by the medical profession

12th July, 2020
‘Psychiatry and medications enjoy a much higher profile and indeed respect than the evidence would seem to justify.’

Last month, the state’s new mental health strategy document, Sharing the Vision: A Mental Health Policy for Everyone, was published. It was preceded by a report to the United Nations general assembly by the UN’s special rapporteur on “the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”.

And there are worrying differences between the two reports.

Sharing the Vision does include...

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