Save Persons with Mental Health Disabilities from Human Rights Abuses
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Mental health care is in a crisis in communities across the country, and we need your help. Support Housing First models of care and Independent Living Principles for all persons with mental health disabilities. Provide care consistent with the United States obligations to the human rights principles as stated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the ICCPR, the Convention against Torture (CAT), and Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
State and community mental health systems should provide public mental health care and access to non drug treatment, psychological services, and supportive programs geared to promote self determination and independent living for children and adults with mental health disabilities.
Persons with mental health disabilities are vulnerable to pharmaceutical fraud, patient abuse, and guardianship abuse by those who financially gain by repeat hospitalizations and forced drugging. In these times of budget considerations, we should consider non drug treatment and community support systems first, not pharmaceutical forced drugging.
Tell State and local officials to prevent distribution of pharmaceutical false advertising and pharmaceutical fraud against vulnerable patients.
Lend your voice and help join thousands of other advocates to prevent this crisis. Contact your governor and state legislators to make state legislation and enforcement of mental health law within your state consistent with human rights standards, as is required by our USA obligations to International Human Rights Law.
Ask them to Save Persons with Mental Health Disabilities from Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse.
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