Sunday, May 22

The majority who have been sentenced to mental health care have been admitted. But in Oslo, most people live at home.

Seven out of ten people living in Oslo are sentenced to compulsory mental health care with open doors. In the north, they fill up the spaces.

A specialist nurse prepares a dose of antipsychotic medicine at Lovisenberg Hospital for a man sentenced to compulsory mental health care. The hospital is responsible for 25 people sentenced to compulsory mental health care.

In Norway, 311 people are now sentenced to compulsory mental health care. The number is constantly increasing. 289 of them have a so-called indefinite sentence after having committed serious violent offenses.

On a national basis, two out of three of them are currently in an institution. But there are large variations between the regions and also from hospital to hospital, shows an overview Aftenposten has had access to.

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