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Indonesia Admits Shortfalls in Dealing With Mentally Ill

Indonesia has reacted positively to a Human Rights Watch report about how mentally ill patients are being treated in the country, with Jakarta admitting shortfalls in dealing with the issue in accordance with modern medical standards. The Indonesian government has launched several campaigns to eradicate shackling of the mentally ill and disabled, a practice that has officially been banned since 1977. But among the 400,000 people who suffer from mental illness, more than 57,000 are...

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