Benin: Raising Awareness about Mental Disorders / Video

In Benin, more than 75% of the people affected by mental disorders do not receive any kind of care nor have access to pharmaceutical treatments. Old superstitions are still a main reason for doctors and nurses to eschew people with mental illnesses. Our intervention in Benin aims at changing this attitude through the training of mental health care providers. This documentary, "Les enchainées," by Alexis Duclos, shows the conditions in which people affected by mental illnesses are forced to live when there is no access to treatment. Winner of the special jury award at the International Current Affairs and Society Documentary Film Festival 2013 (FIGRA).