Ghanaians Urged To Respect The Dignity Of Persons With Mental Health Conditions

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Mr.Emmanuel O. Appiah the CEO and Founder of Media For Development
Foundation (MEDEF) has urged Ghanaians to respect the dignity of
persons with mental health conditions.

According to him persons with mental health conditions are frequently
locked up in institutions, subjected to physical, sexual and emotional
abuse, neglected in prison and hospitals, denied access to mental
health care, among others which is not good.

He added that article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
affirm that, all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights so
discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a
violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the person.

The CEO disclose this at a press conference as part of activities
marking the World Mental Health Day in Sunyani.

The theme for this years World Mental Health Day is Dignity and Mental Health.

According to him in our health care system we need to provide better
support and care to persons with mental health conditions and in the
communities we should support them in all aspects of the lives
especially decision making,education and access to employment.

Emmanuel O.Appiah has called on the government to support all the
mental health units in the various hospital and clinics in the country
especially with drugs because as we are speaking now there is no
drugs for mental health patients in Brong Ahafo region.

He also called on Ghanaians to support mental patients in the country.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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