Problem

Refusal to accept treatment for mental illness

Other Names:
Illegality of forced mental health treatment
Prisoners' rejection of mental health aid
Nature:
It is not legal to forcibly treat a patient in a prison, only in a hospital.
Incidence:
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.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
27.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST