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Shackled mentally ill people suffer public stigma

  • Panca Nugraha and Gemma Holiani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram/Jakarta | Fri, October 13 2017 | 12:27 am

PREMIUM People suffering from mental illness in West Nusa Tenggara face not only years of stigma, but are also forced to stay in confined spaces with their hands or feet chained by their own families.

There were around 1,096 people with severe mental illness shackled in their homes in the province, according to data from the provincial administration in 2011.

Until now, nothing has changed a...