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'Inmates' Defy Stigma by Seeking Mental Health Care in Nigeria

Most Nigerians who suffer mental health problems never seek or are offered help.  As doctors work to convince the public mental health problems can and should be treated, patients at one facility in northern Nigeria say they are among the lucky ones.  Half prison, half hospital, young men and women are treated for addictions and other mental maladies with hard work, counseling and prayer.   Patients at this facility refer to themselves as ‘inmates’ and wear maroon scrubs as...

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