International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023

Indian Scenario on Mental Health and its Legal Aspects

Khazin Munir | Mohammad Hussain [2]

Abstract: Mental Health Care (MHC) Act 2017 is published in the Gazette by Government of India. It is aimed to intensify human rights of persons with mental illness and it gives them power regarding their heath and treatment. Changes such as advance directive and nominated representative are new, and review boards and responsibilities of government are clearly emphasized. And the act of attempt to suicide was decriminalized which was a big step as it was mentioned as a separate section in Indian Penal Code. The objective of this Chapter is to give an overview of Mental Health Care Act 2017 and the upcoming issues, its implementation and the challenges which it has to face in the coming future.

Keywords: Mental Health Care Act 2017, India, human rights, decriminalization, implementation challenge

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 416 - 421

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