Mentally ill entitled to lives of dignity

World Mental Health Day 2015 – Dignity in mental health. Photo: WHO/S. Volkov

Those suffering from mental illness should be empowered to live lives of dignity.  That's the focus of this year's World Mental Health Day, which will be commemorated globally on Saturday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is using this year's Mental Health Day to highlight the stigma, discrimination and wide-ranging violations which often strip those with mental illness of their dignity.

Veronica Reeves spoke with Dr Michelle Funk of the World Health Organization and asked her why dignity matters.

Duration: 2'37''

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