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Do I have to point out just how many different shades of wrong this is? No? Good.

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Ugh. I hope enough folks with brains veto that. Haven't they got anything better to do than come up with stigmatizing crap like that?

and if that passed I would probably be one of those people detentioned.

I just....good grief. The government is genuinely trying to remove the freedoms of the indivdual. Whilst I see the thinking behind trying to ensure patients continue with treatment once they are discharged, a law to force people to take medication and lose the right to choosing whether or not to participate in often invasive, and sometimes controversial treatments (certain types of therapy for example, are incredibly difficult and not always clearly the best treatment for an individual even if medical establishment believes it is the best option)is a hundred steps too far from what they are trying to achieve. I would be interested to hear the opinions of mental health professionals on the proposed laws.

just looked again at the article, related links include this article from March last year; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4835484.stm

...It looks terribly stupid and scary. I hope it does not pass.

On an other hand, if this is true:
Health Minister Rosie Winterton said the bill would reflect changes to mental health services in recent years.

"We have made it very clear in the bill that appropriate treatment has to be available for detention to take place," she said.

- Then it will be several years at least before such a bill could be considered applicable anywhere in England and Wales. They'll have to bring the mental health service up to muvch better availability and usability.

And my local surgery can't even let me get my anti-depressants for more than one month at a time *wry grin*

Also, friend reddragdiva writes satire pieces for Uncyclopedia and UnNews. He wrote this: http://reddragdiva.livejournal.com/383468.html

Like they give a shit about most people who need help and can't get it. If they had better front line support, therapy and access to whatever, then people probably wouldn't end up in such a state as to be creating meeja (media) sensations which influence the creation of badly thought out pieces of legislation such as this.

Cannot currently come up with a response that does not involve kicking something.

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