Human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) have launched a new Change.org petition as part of their drive to secure an outright ban on the illicit use of Taser firearms against patients detained in locked psychiatric wards. The unethical deployment of these stun guns in hospital settings... Read more..
Confirming what has been known across Britain's black communities for many years now, that coercion and detention is nether therapeutic or aids recovery, a 15 year observational study published in the Lancet Psychiatry that has seen little mainstream media attention shows that there is very little... Read more..
The tragic Taser related death of yet another vulnerable man, that IPCC reports show that police also restrained after they shot him with their stunn guns, has reinforced the consensus among Britons black communities that policing has no place when dealing with those in need of mental health care, in... Read more..
Inner Temple Library has included BMH UK's coverage of the high profile David Bennett Inquiry report, which put a national spotlight on the institutional racism suffered by black people that come in contact with statutory mental health services in their Black British History and the Law project for... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels16-2-09 A new report by the Prison Reform Trust has revealed that thousands of people in need of mental health care are regularly dumped into the prison system with catastrophic results.