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Suicide Attempt in Uganda Ignites Conversation About Mental Health

A dramatic suicide attempt caught on video in Uganda's capital has spurred a national conversation about mental illness. In the footage, a young man jumps from the seventh floor of a downtown shopping complex as onlookers scream in horror. The man survived, but many are now calling for increased attention to the nation's mental health care system. At Butabika, Uganda's only national referral mental health hospital, there are eight psychiatrists for 842 patients. Nearly...

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