Mental Health News Pickup for 22 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From the World

I recently learned about Human Rights in Unit 21924 (Describe consumer/tangata whai ora rights in mental health support work) as a part of my study in National Certificate in Mental Health Support Work.
It's good to see more attention being paid to Mental Health, but we must be very careful when we set a law regarding "Involuntary admission" to protect our Human Rights.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-sou--virginiatech-men0621jun21,0,776359.story?coll=dp-headlines-virginia
Va. Supreme Court mental health panel to focus on commitment
By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer June 21, 2007 (Daily Press - Newport News,VA,USA)
RICHMOND, Va. -- A commission created to scrutinize Virginia's mental health system is planning another look at the criteria used to force treatment of people showing signs of mental instability--a topic that has drawn increased interest since the Virginia Tech shootings...


Well done RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)!
I hope one of New Zealand (Australian?) banks will do the same...

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2007/21/c7440.html
RBC donates $2 million to paediatric mental health at SickKids
TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ (Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada)
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will
be furthering much-needed training, research and outreach into paediatric
mental health thanks to a $2 million commitment today from RBC...

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