Refusal to accept treatment for mental illness

Other Names:
Illegality of forced mental health treatment
Prisoners' rejection of mental health aid
It is not legal to forcibly treat a patient in a prison, only in a hospital.
People suffering mental disorders quite often refuse treatment for their diagnosed disorder. In a British prison health centre, about one quarter of psychotic patients refused mental health treatment.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST