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| Published: June 25, 2016

Socio-Legal Aspects of Mental Illness

Prabhakararao Samapthirao

Health Education Officer, Central Health Education Bureau (Cheb) Central Health Education Bureau Kotla Road, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.187/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.187

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Mental health is not an exception to the social constructs that surrounds it. Although, some progress has been achieved in understanding the dimensions of stigma against mental illness, and the processes by which public stereotypes are translated into discriminatory behavior, much more needs to be researched upon. Myths and misconceptions about mental diseases are continually reinforced by stereotypical and often destructive media images. Mentally ill have fundamental / human right to receive mental health care and to humane living conditions in their families, communities and mental hospitals. Societal support to the vulnerable groups like mentally ill is picking up more momentum in the recent years. Prevention is often overlooked, under-funded and neglected components of mental health.

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Prabhakararao Samapthirao @ kittur4u@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.187/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.187

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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