Living in Chains: Shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities worldwide

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Human Rights Watch

Hundreds of thousands of people, both adult and children around the globe with mental health conditions have been shackled at least once in their lives. Inadequate support and mental health services, as well as stigma concerning people with psychosocial disabilities causes the inhuman practice of shackling to exist. This report examines the issue of shackling in connection to mental health conditions.

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