In West Africa, a Mission to Save Minds

A growing number of innovative groups have begun experimenting with a different approach in Africa and Asia: providing therapy without clinics or doctors, relying instead on mobile nurses, cheap generic drugs and community support systems. In impoverished parts of the world where psychiatry is virtually nonexistent, the experts  say, it is the only way to begin reaching the millions of people in need.

Publication source: 
New York Times
Publication date: 
13 October 2015