For Schizophrenics in India, a Ray of Hope (Extra Scene from ...

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India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin. What's more, mental illness is highly stigmatized in India, especially among women, who are typically committed to mental health facilities with no legal rights, receiving involuntary treatment, and sometimes without a proper diagnosis.

In this extra scene, VICE News visits the Schizophrenia Awareness Association in Pune, a community-based program which offers treatment to dozens of patients.

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"It‘s so weird waking up and not really knowing where I am, seeing things that aren’t really there, and hearing things that are in my head but aren’t in front of me or connected to electronic."

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