Blog by Niti Manthan
Facilitating young minds towards holistic development.
This Article aims at highlighting the importance of Risk Assessment and Mental Health Screening during bail sentence hearing.
India is facing the worst mental health crisis in a very long time. Within the pandemic itself the situation has worsened. With suicide rates increasing and the treatment of any individual with mental illness with hostility or belittlement mental health as a legal concept is more needed now than ever. This article looks at the Mental Healthcare Act of 2017 and analyses how much farther we are yet to go.
The unexpected time of pandemic has left a deep impact on the nook and cranny of almost every man-made entity. What's worse is that the human psyche is also not spared from this ordeal. With the topic of mental health in the Indian context already in dire-straits, would the current gloomy and harsh climate further deteriorating general mental health, how would the government tackle this conundrum?
An understanding of mental health care- from a legal, human and ethical point of view is extremely needed especially in today’s times. This article tries to give a comprehensive understanding of mental health care and the factors affecting the same. It also tries to list down the laws governing mental health care in India as well as certain provisions of international instruments governing the same. This article also tries to explain a few rights of people with mental illness. A few important provisions of the Mental HealthCare Act, 2017 are also explained with substantive case laws.
Currently, we all are facing a global pandemic. Coronavirus or Covid-19 has taken many lives all over the world. It is not only affecting income, economies, but also the mental health of people is at risk. A person should never take his mental health for granted.