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Petition for the Decriminalization of Suicide

September 29, 2013
india-flagDirector of Center for Advocacy in Mental Health in India and also a member of World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, Bhargavi Davar is circulating a draft petition on the Decriminalisation of suicide in the national Indian Mental Health Care Bill. It is written by Amba Salelkar of Inclusive Planet.  This petition will be submitted to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.

The Mental Health Care Bill of 2012 has set up a controversy on various topics, including, Advance Directive, Informed Consent, Involuntary admission and finally, the decriminalization of the attempt to commit suicide. This petition addresses the issue of decriminalization of suicide.

If you wish to endorse the petition, please write to Bhargavi at and let her know if you or your organization wishes to endorse this petition. It will be very encouraging and useful for our brothers and sisters in India if their  advocacy is supported.




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