MHA national survey on Mental Health Act all but sidelines black views while detention rates in the community are at an all time high

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

MHA_-_MHA_report_June_2017__A Department of Health funded survey conducted by the Mental Health Alliance on the use of the Mental Health Act has all but excluded the views of black people of African descent, at a time when their detention rates are at an all time high, even though there isn't a higher prevalence of mental illness amongst this group. This sidelining of the views of the UK's African Caribbean communities is reflective of the discrimination within the clique of agencies that the DH commission to produce reports to support their projected mental health policies that have proven to be detrimental for three generations of Black Britons.

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