starbin's Nursing Blog

By starbin

Joined May 9, '05. Posts: 424 (6% Liked) Likes: 67

Mental health in developing countries

I grew up in a small village in South Asia where many people don't have access to basic healthcare. On top of that mental health is such an issue that nobody seeks help for. If someone is mentally ill, the family members and the society will go to the traditional healers (who do not have any training), visit many temples and sacrifice animals (as an offering to god), worship different ghosts and gods asking them to help with the recovery of that mentally ill person. If nothing works out, they... Read More →

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