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Mental Notes

August 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

AUT Movie lecturer Jim Marbrooks has released his New Zealand documentary of psychiatric institutional abuse of mental health patients. Mental Notes reminds us of these horror stories, which in 2007 a government appointed forum documented and reported on but on which government response is apparently still lacking.

Marbrooks has added the silent and unheard stories of the victims' or patients' horrific and abusive torture in Mental Notes.

Following rave reviews in the World Cinema Showcase, Mental Notes is now showing on limited screenings in New Zealand so keep an eye out for it.  

More on that news item from Pacific Journalism here

Yet the issue of indifference and blatant neglect of duty of care to patients is still news and is rife in todays institutions, as you can gather from this news item.

Question is, where is the gap in the law, practice and monitoring of these institutions?



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