New York Times Examines Efforts To Treat Mental Illness In West Africa
New York Times: In West Africa, a Mission to Save Minds
“…A growing number of innovative groups have begun experimenting with a similar approach in Africa and Asia: providing therapy without clinics or doctors, relying instead on mobile nurses, cheap generic drugs, and community support systems. In impoverished parts of the world where psychiatry is virtually nonexistent, they say, it is the only way to begin reaching the millions of people in need…” (Carey, 10/11).
New York Times: Praying for a Cure
“In West Africa, hundreds of people with mental illness live in awful conditions. One organization is fighting for a new approach to treatment. This video was supported by the Global Reporting Centre” (Forrest et al., 10/11).
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