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General News of Thursday, 10 October 2019


World Mental Health Day: Support nurses at psychiatric hospitals – Abena Korkor to government

The Project Coordinator for the Mental Health Society of Ghana, Abena Korkor has expressed her dissatisfaction over the working conditions of nurses at psychiatric hospitals in the country.

According to her, these nurses work in the face of danger each day as patients of the facilities with extreme mental health challenges sometimes attack them.

“For mental health patients going through episodes at the hospitals, they can beat up nurses, they can throw things at them, and they can destroy things around,” the founder of Psychosocial Africa said.

Abena Korkor who is living with Bipolar disorder, stressed the need for the government to support these nurses in any way they can, as they face a lot of challenges in the line of duty.

“Government has to motivate them and support them in every way they can,” she concluded.

Today, 10th October marks the World Mental Health Day; a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

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