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Amnesty International Releases New Guide Supporting Mental Health Rights

Because of the international nature of this Guild, I try to keep an eye on what is happening in respect of mental health care globally.  But, as many of our members will know that I live in Ireland and thus also keep a keen eye on what is happening here.

A week or so ago I came across a notice on the Mental Health Ireland site concerning a new guide recently released by Amnesty International Ireland which supported Mental Health rights. (You can find that notice here).

The publication (produced by Amnesty International Ireland) is entitled…

Mental Health And Your Human Rights – A Brief Guide.

Having downloaded and read that guide I felt that it might very well be of interest to many of our members and so I contacted Pippa Woolnough – The Communications Officer (Mental Health) for Amnesty International Ireland and asked for permission to upload and make available a copy of this useful guide to our members through our new Resources Page.

Pippa very kindly got back to me and gave me permission to do so and so, I would very much like to recommend this publication to all of you and you can download a copy of it by visiting our Resource  page.

In her email to me Pippa did wisely mention that, “One thing to note is that it has been written with Irish context in mind, although the fundamental human rights issues are global.”  So please keep that in mind when you read it.  But as Pippa rightly says, “the fundamental human rights issues are global.” and so I do still believe this to be a very relevant document for us all regardless of geographical location.

My thanks go out to Pippa and to Amnesty International Ireland and to Mental Health Ireland for making this publication available to us.

[By the way, If you are reading this and are aware of any other resources which may be useful to our readership or members please fee free to recommend them.]

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3 comments on “Amnesty International Releases New Guide Supporting Mental Health Rights

  1. Reblogged this on Obscured Dreamer and commented:
    Mental health is a global issue whether everyone can agree on that or not. One thing we should all be able to agree on are our human rights.

    Whether it is for yourself or a loved one–mental health rights and human rights is something you need to be aware of. I’ve always believed and always will that knowledge is power. We need all the “right” information in order to be our own best advocate or an advocate for the ones we love.

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