Senators debated the Mental Health Bill 2022 this week. The bill aims at preserving the human rights of persons diagnosed with mental health issues.

Leader of government business in the Senate, Sen. Hon. Michael Halkitis moved the bill for second reading and committal. He said, “mental health is equally as important as physical health and the people who suffer from mental illness deserve the same dignity, respect, support and quality of treatment of those who suffer form other issues.”

The bill was seconded by Sen. Hon. Randy Rolle. “The Mental Health Bill 2022 is designed to diagnose mental illness, provide easier access to industry professionals and to humanly treat those that are not in the best headspace. Madam President, this is progress at its finest.”