Mental Health Bill: The story so far

Our campaign in support of the mentally ill

6 FEBRUARY 2000: We highlight the case of Janet Cresswell, an award-winning writer locked up in Broadmoor with murderers.

9 JUNE 2002: 'Paul' was locked up for 20 years for throwing a stone through a benefits office window.

13 OCTOBER 2002: The Government admits that hundreds of mentally ill people are being subjected to electric shock treatment without their consent.

12 JANUARY 2003: Children with severe mental health problems are being treated as in-patients beside hardened drug addicts.

9 MARCH 2003: An interview with Julia Wassell, a whistleblower who exposed abuse of women patients at Broadmoor.

28 SEPTEMBER 2003: Young black men are victims of an institutionally racist mental-health system.

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