Mental health issues in Indonesia are still entrenched social stigma, making it a challenge for patients to seek help or even sympathy. Photo: AlamyMental health issues in Indonesia are still entrenched social stigma, making it a challenge for patients to seek help or even sympathy. Photo: Alamy
Mental health issues in Indonesia are still entrenched social stigma, making it a challenge for patients to seek help or even sympathy. Photo: Alamy

‘You’re not religious enough’: pain of Indonesia’s mentally ill and the online group bringing sufferers and carers together

  • Mentally ill Indonesians have to battle superstition and prejudice daily, with ‘advice’ from families and friends often including a lot of praying
  • Online groups such as KPSI let them share and learn from others with similar conditions, and find information about counselling
Topic |   Wellness
Mental health issues in Indonesia are still entrenched social stigma, making it a challenge for patients to seek help or even sympathy. Photo: AlamyMental health issues in Indonesia are still entrenched social stigma, making it a challenge for patients to seek help or even sympathy. Photo: Alamy
Mental health issues in Indonesia are still entrenched social stigma, making it a challenge for patients to seek help or even sympathy. Photo: Alamy
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