| Published: June 25, 2016
Socio-Legal Aspects of Mental Illness
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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© 2016 I P Samapthirao
Received: May 20, 2016; Revision Received: June 03, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016