Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Wendel Abel, commends the Andrew Holness- administration on its strides to revise the Mental Health Act.

Professor Wendel Abel, Professor of Mental Health Policy

Attorney-at-law and Human Rights Activist, Nancy Anderson has also expressed confidence in the government’s ability to make provisions for mentally ill individuals by use of Mental Health Clinics.

As the Health and Wellness Ministry plans to implement forensic mental health services, she urges Judges of Parish Courts to refrain from sending mentally ill individuals to be institutionalized. She says they should remain at home and receive treatment from Mental Health Facilities.

Nancy Anderson, Attorney-at-law.