Editorial: Public Mental Health Policy, Mental Health Promotion, and Interventions Which Focus on the Social Determinants of Mental Health

Samantha Battams

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    Abstract

    The 2006 United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) enshrined a range of rights, with the aim of ensuring independence and full social inclusion for people with disabilities. The convention is based on a “social model” of disability, which underscores the role of social environments and systems in contributing to disability; it thus moves beyond a “medical model” where the focus is on individual deficits associated with disability, or a “charity model” that highlights need and dependency of people with disabilities. The CRPD covers people with disability arising from mental disorders, who are particularly vulnerable to rights violations.

    The human rights outlined in the CRPD cover “positive rights” such as access to employment, social, and health services, as well as so-called “negative rights” such as the right to refuse treatment and the deprivation of liberty...
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number285
    Number of pages4
    JournalFrontiers in Public Health
    Volume4
    Issue number285
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2016

    Keywords

    • mental illness
    • NDIS
    • social inclusion
    • mental health
    • health services

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