DownToEarth decodes the Mental Health Care Bill, 2016, passed by the Rajya Sabha. It is meant to replace the Mental Health Act, 1987, and the Indian Lunacy Act, 1942. This bill is revolutionary when compared to its two predecessors. It decriminalises suicide caused by mental illness. It also changes the legal definition of who exactly is a mentally ill person. Lastly, it lets the patient decide the future course of treatment.