Caged while seeking mental health help – BBC News



Low income countries spend on average just 0.5% of their health budgets on mental health, according to the World Health Organization.
In Ghana, that means there is just one psychiatrist to treat every 1.2m people.
Many people with mental health problems therefore turn to “prayer camps” and traditional healing centres for help. Despite a government ban, many of these institutions use chains to restrain their residents.
A BBC investigation has found that, in one case, a prayer camp is now putting those with mental health issues in cages.
Reporter: Sulley Lansah
Producer: Annie Duncanson
Filming and editing: Christian Parkinson

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33 Comments

  1. ? Two-faced hypocrite of the dead ?

    Who is death?

    Hebrews 2:14. The devil. The traducer. The rider of the green horse. The 4th seal. Also called dragon in Revelation 12:9. That multi-headed one world political beast in 13 worship. ???? moon struck lunatic Baal worshippers bending over to lords of nations for bribes(donations).

  2. Human right lawyers bah bah bah,,, they won't said the same thing if they or any of their relative are being attack by the lunatic, as I said human right is such a Hippocrates subject empipsis by Western white class who always pretend they are so kind & righteous !

  3. Avoid telling the angry and the mentally ill that they need help or they need counseling or they need medications. Just let them get their feelings out at their pace and keep encouraging by telling them they are alright and that they can cure their anger their past by themselves and that you the family will listen and offer all support and help. Don’t tie them up don’t reject them but just embrace them and hold their hands and stay silent when they talk. Whatever they tell you listen carefully as they are trying to say something but it is traumatic for them to think about what ruined them and simultaneously explain. Mentally ill just want your silence your understanding your respect your unconditional support your infinite patience and in few months they should be relieved of their burdens unless they have some physical disability they will be open to being of service to others with mental ill health. Please try this

  4. The primary purpose of the Europeans introducing religion and mandating for Negros (African Descents) is for control. Religion confines the black people to the wishful desires of their masters the white slave masters. They came as missionaries, after which they introduced capturing and killing against the will of the people. Slavery in chains and enforcing the called religion of Christianity. This is just a revisited slavery in the making. It is nothing different from The transatlantic slave trade. This time it is not a trade but a depopulation process.

  5. We do exactly the same here in the UK. We call them cells and restraints though. The truth is you wouldn't want these people roaming free to infringe on the rights of others. What seems to be the problem is funding in order to make medical detention more "socially acceptable". By cleaning up one problem you neglect another. For example people campaigned to outlaw child labor in India. The result? 100,000s penniless children homeless and starving on the streets begging and robbing.
    Sometimes we have to tolerate a lesser evil until a better solution is achievable.

  6. Empty stomach can make someone's literally insane….depression,anxiety…they couldn't handle their problems well or some of them became insane because of drug abuse….are they going back to normal after confinement?

  7. It's obviously White folks problem, we caused this, anything bad that happens in Africa & Asia for the next 2000 years, our fault. Especially White heterosexual males.
    The ONLY solution is to open our borders and let them all in. Giving them aid AT HOME, in their own country, linked to real change, that is closely monitored would be too colonial, far to dictatorial. No we can't do that, offer up your daughter's as the tidal wave of Black males from Africa enters Europe, the BBC thinks it's a good idea, they are always right.

  8. In Britain the government are responsible for the DWP scandal that has cost the lives of many mentally ill people trying to claim monies that is rightfully theirs. Mr Duncan Smith or whatever he is called is responsible as are the DWP for every person harmed by their actions (decisions). The latest scandal is the so called mistake they have been found making for many years now and that is putting thousands of disabled claimants on contributions related ESA instead of income related ESA and thus taking monies from them that was rightfully theirs. Worse thing about this scandal is everyone of these people owe the government in perscription charges as the government have labelled them all frauds for not paying for said perscriptions.

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