Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

  • Sanjana Ratkal
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  • Sanjana Ratkal

    Student at VIT Chennai, India

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India has been facing the worst mental health crisis in a very long time. Within the pandemic itself, the situation has worsened. With suicide rates increasing and the treatment of any individual with mental illness with hostility or belittlement, mental health as a legal concept is more needed now than ever. This article looks at the Mental Healthcare Act of 2017 and analyses how much farther we are yet to go.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 646 - 652


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