Mental health

WHO Resource book on mental health, human rights and legislation


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 181 p.
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, German, Portuguese
ISBN: 924156282X
WHO reference number: WM 34 2005RE



The WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation brings together important information on international human rights standards related to mental health. It provides practical guidance on key issues that governments need to consider and incorporate into their national mental health laws, as well as useful strategies to facilitate the development, adoption and implementation of the laws.