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Faute de prise en charge, le nombre de malades mentales augmente au Nord-Kivu

Abandonnée à elle-même, cette personne malade vit sans une prise en charge. Ph. Munor Kabondo.   Par Samuel Habamungu Moussa..

August 30, 2016 with 1 Comment

L’éducation des enfants handicapés loin d’être une priorité à Kinshasa

Plusieurs enfants ne bénéficient pas de leurs droits dans la capitale congolaise. Ph. Clubs JDH/Kinshasa   Par Sifa Kaleta A..

May 3, 2016 with 0 Comments

Mental health care for youth in Canada is the ‘orphan’s orphan’

By Erica Howes JHR Carleton Julia Vance was a 19-year-old in her first year of study at Queen’s University first year  when she..

March 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

Mental Health in Ghana: Making it Matter

By: Kallan Lyons ACCRA, GHANA – Sitawa Wafula stands in front of a packed room, poised behind the podium, no notes in hand.  The..

October 16, 2013 with 1 Comment

Inside the Children’s Ward at Accra Psychiatric

  By Jocelyn Edwards I’m just sitting down for an interview in the children’s ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital when the..

July 29, 2013 with 0 Comments

Unavailable and underfunded: mental healthcare in Ghana

Like much of the developing world, mental healthcare is lacking in Ghana. Mental illnesses are deeply stigmatized and widely misunderstood,..

July 24, 2012 with 0 Comments

Remodel to rehabilitate – The need for mental health aftercare and rehabilitation treatment in Malawi

A build or remodel is not typically what the doctor ordered to stave off chronic stress and depression; the process risks construction..

June 1, 2012 with 0 Comments

Barriers to mental healthcare in Ghana’s Northern Region

Mami Sandow started hearing voices when she was nine years old. “She used to roam, talking anyhow, climbing some kind of trees,..

May 15, 2012 with 0 Comments

Barriers to mental healthcare in Ghana's Northern Region

Mami Sandow started hearing voices when she was nine years old. “She used to roam, talking anyhow, climbing some kind of trees,..

May 15, 2012 with 0 Comments

International Mental Health Day: Rewind. Repeat. Play. Stop.

Last week, Ghana commemorated International Mental Health day on October 10th. By the close of the day, parade floats that had been driven..

October 18, 2011 with 0 Comments

Big aspirations, small budgets – and disenfranchised mental patients

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health problems are already the fourth leading cause of the global health burden,..

September 20, 2011 with 0 Comments

Autism in Ghana part II: Battling stigma and education youth

A group of students gather in a circle around a blackboard in a small Accra classroom. Eight-year-old Seletay Pi-Bansa holds a piece of..

June 20, 2011 with 0 Comments

Yes they can: Obama Biscuits employs autistic adults in Accra

> Video and Text by Robin Pierro Nortey Quaynor sits at his station in Accra’s United Biscuits factory. His hands move swiftly sealing..

May 12, 2011 with 3 Comments

Alternative Medicine in Ghana Part Three: The Crime of Killing Yourself

As if being depressed to the point of trying to commit suicide isn’t bad enough, imagine being arrested and locked up for it. Attempting..

October 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

Alternative Medicine in Ghana Part One: Sorcery versus Psychiatry

A young woman stands with her left foot chained to a tree in rural Ghana. Her wrap-around traditional cloth hangs loosely at her hips, and..

October 6, 2010 with 2 Comments
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