On July 8, a day before Indonesia held its presidential election, the parliament passed the bill on mental health into law. The election coverage drowned the news of the new law, but not its significance.
Thousands of people in Indonesia are subjected to shackling by families who lack knowledge and resources in caring for people with mental disorders. The new law aims to stop this.
The legislation spells out a more comprehensive approach to mental health treatment and creates a legal obligation for the government to protect people with mental disorders.
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