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10 facts on mental health

A mental health patient inside a cell
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Fact 7

Human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disability are routinely reported in most countries

These include physical restraint, seclusion and denial of basic needs and privacy. Few countries have a legal framework that adequately protects the rights of people with mental disorders.

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