Mental Health Act reform presents opportunity to address institutional racism within this system

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Mental_Health_Act_1983Prime Minister Theresa May's commitment to introduce the most sweeping reforms to mental health legislation in more than three decades presents the opportunity to end way the 1983 Mental Health Act has been used as a tool of state oppression against three generations of black people from the UK's African Caribbean communities and reform racist diagnostic tools which have been used to justify the debilitating levels of medication and punitive 'care' that black people in this system are routinely subject to.

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