Horrible Conditions in Ghanaian Mental Health Institutions and Prayer Camps

We are shocked to learn of the conditions of mental health services in Ghana. According to  Human Rights Watch, Individuals with mental health issues undergo severe abuses in psychiatric institutions and spiritual healing centers, also known as prayer houses. In a report titled “Like Death Sentence: Abuses against People with Mental Disabilities in Ghana”, Human Rights describes  the inhuman conditions of living that mental health consumers have to deal with at the psychiatric hospitals and prayer houses. These hospitals are overcrowded while human waste products and vectors littered the wards.

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Horrible Conditions in Ghanaian Mental Health Institutions and Prayer Camps