Demesugh recalls what it was like to suffer mental health challenges beyond his control…
“I was not able to sleep. I will just be awake, even night or day. I’ll be hearing noises… I thought that I was useless.”
Demesugh didn’t know what was happening to him. Because sadly, Demesugh lives in a part of the world where mental illness is not just misunderstood… it is feared.
Some traditional beliefs see mental illness as punishment from deities and ancestors. It often leads to severe stigma and injustice from others in the community.
As a result, there are usually no services available to help people in Demesugh’s situation. Which means things only get worse and worse.
Help end injustice for people like Demesugh with mental health conditions.