On Friday 6 July 2018 the Mental Health (Use of Force) Bill will be back in Parliament after being blocked at a critical stage. YOU CAN HELP the important Bill get through this time by asking your MP to attend and vote!
Mental Health & Others
Nine police officers are being investigated over the death of a man who was taken to hospital after being restrained by police. Kevin Clarke, 35, died at Lewisham Hospital on 9 March 2018.
The family of Kevin Clarke, who died after being restrained by up to 9 police officers while having a mental health crisis, has revealed how he lived in fear for his life because of previous encounters with the Met police.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped charges for the second time against five police officers involved in the arrest of Sean Rigg. His family have called the decision “shameful”. Yet Rigg’s death is one of over 1,000 that remain unprosecuted.
Whether it’s the stigma that surrounds people affected by depression or often inadequate NHS treatment, mental health is a key challenge facing black Britons. Next week a major conference is aiming to tackle the vital issues.
Descartes’s notion of dualism – that the mind and body are separate entities – is wrong, but has proved surprisingly persistent, and until recently dominated attempts to understand mental illness.
James Herbert died after being restrained by officers and left naked in a cell. As a bill calls for changes when force is used with people with mental illness, his father said: “… let’s focus on making the world better for people who are vulnerable.”
The parents from Cornwall of a woman who starved to death have called on the mental health organisation meant to be looking after her to be charged and prosecuted. When she died Ruth weighed just 7st 8oz and was discovered on bare boards.