Mental Health Laws in the UK
It goes without saying that there has been an absence in the overall care of the mentally ill in this country as well the entire world. The community of the mentally ill have often felt the indifference shown towards their condition by both medical professionals and those that label individuals afflicted with the dreadful condition.
In February, 2011 a strategy known as "no health without mental health" was implemented as a cross-government approach for people of all ages. Other documents include; delivering better mental health outcomes, the economic case for improving efficiency and quality in mental health, talking therapies-a four year plan of action, and a call to action to apply each strategy.
This bold step by the British government surpasses any type of legislation proposed by the United States and its leadership and will most certainly be heralded by those who suffer with the malady of mental illness. To say that the language being used in the UK is too little, too late would be unjust, for the actions decided upon are a giant step in the right direction and those responsible deserve fair treatment in whatever critiques that are to be written concerning the future in mental health care in the U.K.