Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

Awkwarddd… Do I look familiar? I should. You might remember me from… …here …here …here …or maybe even here. But an awkward silence can be a great thing. It can actually be a perfect moment to reach out to a friend and ask if they’re okay if they seem down. It doesn’t matter how you say it. Y’all right? Everything […]

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Ghana Breaks the Chains on Mental Health

I’m Shantha Rau Barriga, I’m the director of Disability Rights at Human Rights Watch. I’m here at Nyankumasi prayer camp in Ghana. In Ghana, people with mental health conditions are often sent to prayer camp. They’re chained to trees and often forced to fast for extended periods as “treatment”. But the Ghanaian government is finally starting to break the chains. […]

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