Supporting clients with mental health issues (Oct. 8, 2020)

Provincial Training Conference 2020 | Provincial Advocacy Conference 2020
October 8, 2020

[1:52:26]  Why is the Mental Health Act so bad and what can we do about it?

The Mental Health Act is one of the main laws in BC that authorizes coercive health care. It sets out when you can be detained and involuntarily treated for what the Act calls a “mental disorder.” It has been widely documented that BC’s Mental Health Act and related policies fail to safeguard the human rights of the very people it intends to protect. This session is to learn more about Health Justice's three-year project to support law reform that promotes human rights principles and evidence-based health practices.

Session materials (PDF download)


  • Kendra Milne, Executive Director, Health Justice
  • Laura Johnston, Legal Director, Health Justice

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