What worse can a mental health patient face? While on one hand, governments are sanctioning projects for the betterment of people suffering from mental health ailments, on the other hand, these people are abused, brutally treated.
Recent case of a female prisoner struggling with mental health problems stated that for almost 20 hours a day, she was chained to bed. It has been reported that the woman has filed a human rights complaint against the way she is treated.
The office of South Australia's Public Advocate said, “We have lodged the complaint on the woman's behalf with the Australian Human Rights commission relating to her treatment while serving a jail sentence for arson”.
It claimed that the treatment that the woman is being subjected to is against her human rights, especially when she is struggling with her condition of psychiatric problems.
However, Opposition health spokesman Martin Hamilton-Smith said, “If it was upheld it would reflect poorly on the state government”.
Moreover, he rolled out a judiciary inquiry into the case and also an investigation into the case of a man with mental health problems, who was also seized in Adelaide's Yatala prison for 10 months
He affirmed that the investigations into the matter were necessary to clear out the case.