Mental Patients of Africa

These photos are taken by  Robin Hammond who is  a photojournalist and
who has worked on human rights
issues focusing on East Africa
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These images makes me so sad .. there is so much ignorance when comes to mentally ill patients 😦 … As a nurse who has worked with / studied the mentally ill I think there is a long way to go before we can achive the best possible care for them … It takes alot of money and even more important KNOWLEDGE !! Many in Africa think its *witchcraf* or that people have become *possessed by the devil* ughh … They often forget the main reasons why people break down mentally  !!   Anyway we have a long way to go

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2 Replies to “Mental Patients of Africa”

  1. Oh vad sjukt. Blev lite illa berörd av detta. Men man får ha i åtanke att man kanske inte utbildningsmässigt vet något om mentala sjukdomar i dessa länder. Dock kanske man borde veta något om humant tänkande 😦

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