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20130125 mental health

20130125 mental health

Gede, 35, sits in his cell May 5, 2012 in Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia. His family keeps him in a locked room to control him so he doesn't run away and disturb the community. Diagnosed with Schizophrenia, he has had mental problems since 2001 and has been hospitalized seven times. The Indonesian health ministry spends 2.3 percent of the total national budget on health care for a population of approximately 240 million people. Bali has a shortage of psychiatrists and one government-run mental hospital.

Paula Bronstein