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Mexican Senate Should Engage in Meaningful Consultations on Mental Health Bill

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“I want to help change the mental health system because it is abusive against us, people with psychosocial disabilities,” Felipe Orozco told me last week. Felipe is a disability rights advocate and active member of a coalition urging Mexico’s Senate not to adopt a regressive mental health bill. He has been hospitalized five times since 2017 in connection with a mental health condition, shackled for up to 12 hours at a time and forced to urinate and defecate while strapped to a bed. Click to expand Image Felipe Orozco driving his car in his hometown. On July 28, the Senate put the…

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