Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital

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Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in West Africa built in 1827. Formerly known as ‘Kissy Mental Home', it is the only state psychiatric hospital in Sierra Leone.
The hospital, serving an estimated population of six million, with 400 beds and 10 wards, has minimal specialist services and there is little or no provision outside the capital. Admission, accommodation, food and medication are free but sparsely resourced.

The civil war in Sierra Leone (1991-2001) was labeled “the cruelest in Africa’s recent history”. It was characterized by destruction – of property, but more so of human lives and values. Tens of thousands of civilians died, hundreds of thousands were raped, burnt, tortured, enslaved, mutilated. Many patients in Kissy Mental Hospital are psychotic because of severe drugs and alcohol abuse, others are traumatized by having participated as a fighter in the war There is a lack of staff, especially of trained staff. The hospital was rebuilt in 2006 and now patients have better beds and windows.
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sillyrabbit

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Geeez. "I'm not crazy" written in shit. If I were there, especially w/o arms, I would be beggin for whatever was in that "big" syringe.
 
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