When Mental Illness Means Shackles #WorldMentalHealthDay

Hundreds of people with real or perceived mental health conditions remain chained in prayer camps in Ghana, one year after the government pledged to enforce a ban on shackling - this is just one of the many instances mentioned in a 46-page report released today, World Mental Health Day. The work of 28 global experts, as well as people who have experienced mental illness, the document calls for an end to human rights abuses such as shackling in their homes or institutions, torture and imprisonment against mental health patients - and will be presented at the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.

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