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Mental health

Rights groups urge Ghana to invest in Mental Health

A coalition of rights groups on Monday asked Ghana's government of Ghana to "should ensure adequate funding for mental health services" in order to help eliminate "the widespread practice of shackling and other abuses against people with…

Opinion- Let’s talk about mental health in Ghana

I've been saddened by reports of students committing suicide in Ghana. At least in one of the cases, stress and academic pressures were cited. As a country, many have shied away from discussing mental health issues even at home due to the…

Ghana: Mental Health Patients Freed from Chains

The Mental Health Authority of Ghana has taken steps to release 18 people, including two girls, held in shackles at Nyakumasi Prayer Camp, a spiritual healing center in the Central Region. Those freed, some of whom have mental health…

Ghana’s biggest psychiatric hospital in a deplorable state

At the entrance of the male patients’ ward of the Accra Psychiatric hospital, Ghana's biggest and major mental health post, about 5 nurses are seated - apparently idle. Behind them is the yard which hosts in-patients, many of whom could be…