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20 - Community-Based Mental Health Care Delivery with Partners In Health: A Framework for Putting the CRPD into Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 August 2021

Michael Ashley Stein
Harvard Law School
Faraaz Mahomed
Wits University
Vikram Patel
Harvard Medical School
Charlene Sunkel
Global Mental Health Peer Network
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For people with psychosocial disabilities living in poverty, the effective protection of human rights outlined in the CRPD requires attention to social and economic inequities, including the promotion of the right to health. The starting point for CRPD adherence in resource-limited settings should be the adequate provision of rights-based support which optimizes individuals’ functioning and helps them achieve effective recovery and rehabilitation, alongside full inclusion and participation in their communities. Strategies to build systems which can provide this support should be of interest to multiple stakeholders including service users, clinicians, health system planners, NGOs, and CRPD duty bearers such as states.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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