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Indonesia: Caged and chained up: the fate of many people with mental health problems

Posted 22/07-11 at 13.56

PBS NewsHour has produced a hard-hitting programme on the treatment of people with mental health problems in Indonesia. Yayasan Galuh is an institution near Jakarta, where some 260 patients spend their days on a hard tile surface rimmed by open s ...

Somalia: People with mental health problems held in chains

Posted 26/05-11 at 18.11

Partly because of the impact of two decades of war, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in three Somalis have suffered from some kind of mental illness, a rate that is among the highest in the world. ...

India: Confusion over mental health legislation

Posted 21/03-11 at 21.29

Disability rights groups are angry because it seems there are conflicting positions taken by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the rights of people with mental health problems. The lat ...

Kenya: People with mental health problems and learning difficulties face neglect and abuse

Posted 02/03-11 at 00.28

The estimated three million Kenyans with learning difficulties or mental health issues endure intense stigma from society and get virtually no help from the state. A CNN report found families locking up their loved ones, children discarded by ins ...

USA: US wrongfully deports citizen with mental health problems

Posted 19/10-10 at 13.10

Mark Lyttle, a U.S. citizen of Puerto Rican descent with severe mental health problems was illegally deported to Mexico by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He spent over four months living on the streets and in the shelters and prisons of M ...

SOMALIA: Unending conflict brings rise in serious mental health problems

Posted 09/06-10 at 20.06

Prolonged conflict in Somalia, especially in and around the capital, Mogadishu, has contributed to an alarming increase in the number of people with acute mental health conditions, according to health officials. Abdiaziz Mohamed Warsame, t ...

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