Mental Health and Dignity

Sujen Man Maharjan

Every person has the right to live a life with dignity. No matter which country, color or culture one belongs to, we all have our own value and worth in this world. However, in reality, it is not what we wish to it to be. People are often facing discrimination, structural inequalities and oppression that violates the inherent dignity and worth of the human being. It is even more frequent in the case of people living with disabilities and mental health problems. In Nepal, people suffering mental illness and mental health problems face discrimination and stigma within the family and in the society. There are news coming from various parts of the country where mental health services are inaccessible and the people with mental health problems are restrained, kept in captivity and tamed like animals. They are forced to live and bear the inhumane treatment by family and community. We…

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