Mental Health In Ghana A National Issue

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Showing On GTV On?Tuesday 11 November 2014 At 8 Pm

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Amoo was a bright and promising young man until he fell mentally ill. Dejected by family and with no health cover or social support, he now sleeps in a street corner and battles for survival daily.? Jenaibu lost her husband and her home and also now lives on the streets. We visit Takoradi, Ghana?s oil city to meet them and to ask what can be done to improve the quality of life of people living with mental illness in Ghana. Most are stigmatized, rejected by their families and not welcome in society. Many are also believed by society to be bewitched or possessed by demons. In most cases, they are taken to spiritualists for the evil spirits to be exorcised.

 

In Takoradi, the documentary team also visited Holy Child Health Centre for the mentally ill supported by Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). This rehabilitation centre is a unique oasis of creativity and care. We meet people who have successfully moved on from there and are now living fulfilling lives.

mental patientsDon?t miss this fascinating TV programme:?SHOWING ON GTV ON TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 8 PM

 

Improving the Quality of Life of People Living With Mental Illness in Ghana is?a project of Christian Health Association of Ghana, supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom.

 

Watch The Story of Doris Appiah-Danquah, the first programme in the series below

Ms. Danquah?s 22 year old battle with mental illness highlights the key issues in Ghana.

 

The TV programmes were produced by Creative Storm Networks, leading communicators for social development in Ghana and winners of the Health Advocacy Award 2014

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