The taboo of mental illness in Kenya

The taboo of mental illness in Kenya
As people treat mental illness as a spiritual rather than a medical disorder, many victims go untreated. ​The Mathari Mental Hospital, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, houses mental health patients from across the country. The facility, which doubles as a rehabilitation centre, has been criticised for their handling of patients, as well as their p...
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The Romanian woman saving victims of sex trafficking

The Romanian woman saving victims of sex trafficking
Psychologist Iana Matei rescues girls forced into prostitution and gives them shelter, counselling and an education. ​For 18 years now, the Romanian psychologist has been running a shelter for victims of sexual exploitation in a village near the city of Pitesti, about an hour's drive from Bucharest. During this time, she has helped hundreds of wome...
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Ukraine: Traumatised by war and PTSD

Ukraine: Traumatised by war and PTSD
On the front line of Ukraine's battle against PTSD, with war veterans, psychologists, priests and volunteers. ​There are many reasons why Ukranian soldiers are reluctant to see psychologists. Some don't acknowledge that they have a problem, while others fear the stigma associated with mental illness or believe that a person who hasn't experienced w...
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Survival Mode: Growing Up With Violence

Survival Mode: Growing Up With Violence
Fault Lines examines the psychological toll of violence on children growing up in Chicago's most dangerous communities. ​Life in Chicago's poorest neighbourhoods can sometimes feel like a warzone. In 2015, an average of one person every three hours was shot in Chicago - more than in any other city in the US. Over the course of the calendar year, th...
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Dr. Jane Goodall: “Don’t ever let people tell you...”

Dr. Jane Goodall: “Don’t ever let people tell you...”
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