Under-Told Stories Project

India

Pills and Prayer

Indian man in traditional clothing sitting cross leggedIt is believed that there are as many as one hundred million people with common mental disorders in India, and up to twenty million with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, but only five thousand psychiatrists in the entire country. Traditional faith healers try to fill in the gap for many, but now the spiritual and medical practitioners are teaming up to better serve their neighbors.


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