Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/15/474284559/a-son-in-chains-a-depressed-mom-heres-what-helped

By Nurith Aizenman
April 15, 2016

 

It was a hospital — but to psychologist Inka Weissbecker it looked more like a prison. She had come to South Sudan to check out the country's only health facility for treating patients with mental illness.

"There was a hallway leading past these cells with bars on them," she recalls. "Behind one set of bars I saw a mattress covered in plastic. And on it was urine and feces — and this woman lying with her face to the wall. I don't know if she was dead or just sleeping. Nobody seemed to care."