Institutions Are Hegemonic
Updated: Nov 23, 2018
New mental health report on Europe published by TAMÁS VERDES, Hungary
"Despite far-reaching changes in some countries institutions are still the dominant form of service-provision in many countries in Europe" - Mental Health Europe's new report 'Mapping Exclusion' starts with this synthetic observation, which is documented with 32 state-reports.
The report shed light on the main problem: The institutionalisation of people with mental health problems is one of the blatant human rights violations across Europe which is integrated in the social policy in most of the countries. While countries have ratified the United Nations Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities, most of them are reluctant to closing old institutions and developing an alternative system, which supports people with disabilities to living and working in the community.