Onedayinmyworld@onedayinmyworld

@witness_change campaign amplifying voices and uncovering stories of people living with mental health problems around the world.

http://www.onedayinmyworld.com/

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Marafoto Prison warden Randriamalala Hajanirina says: "The way I understand being mentally healthy is having…having a sense of responsibility first, then the ability to think and showing consideration for humanity." #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#mentalhealth #prison #madagascar #StandUp4HumanRights #InternationalHumanRightsDay


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“I am here because I was not going well mentally. Before I could not sleep, and sometimes I go out for a walk without any desire to return. Sometimes I spoke disorderly. But since I'm having the treatment, I’m fine… The center has helped me with treatments. When I had no medication, it really bothered me. But now that I take it, I feel myself changing. I could not even work before treatment. Now I work well without problem from morning until evening.” 29 year old Lamboni Laré, a mechanic, lives with
a mental health problem and attends Centre de Santé Mentale, in Dapaong, northern Togo.

Photo by @hammond_Robin a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with @Handicap_International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. Witness Change (@witness_change) is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

#mentalhealth #documentaryphotography #documentaryphoto #Togo


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Beddawi Refugee Camp. Beddawi Refugee Camp is located approximately 5 km north of the Lebanese city of Tripoli. It was established as a Palestinan camp in 1952 after Palestinians were expelled in 1948 from their homeland. Beddawi grew into a camp of approximately 16,000 people. In 2007 an Islamic extremist group from inside the nearby Palestinian camp of Nahr-el Barad attacked the Lebanese army. In retaliation the Lebanese army attacked Nahr-el Barad destroying much of the camp and displacing the entire population of 40,000. Many of these people moved to Beddawi Refugee Camp creating severe overcrowding. Many people hosted by families that were already living there. Some moved into schools which had to stop operating. The interruption caused an already high stress environment to become even more stressful. In 2012, after the beginning of the fighting in Syria (in 2011), the Palestinian refugees based in Syria started to enter Lebanon. At least 5000 Palestinians from Syria settled in Baddawi refugee camp. Before 2007 there were on average one family per house. Now multiple families can live in one house. Beddawi Refugee Camp, Lebanon

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international and @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.


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26 year old economics student Khames Moses is part of a support group working with people living with mental health problems.

He explains that stigma within families is a barrier to care that must be addressed: “the way we approach them, we first tackle that stigma problem, we tell them that it’s just a normal disease so it is not right for them to fear maybe isolate themselves out of the community maybe the people who are responsible as the family member should not isolate the person. They should try to take him to the hospital and she might get help or he might get help so they are trying to respond.” #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#SouthSudan #mentalhealth


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Eddy Emile Marie, aka Dégat. An adult detainee in Marofoto Prison, Madagascar. The 23 year old docker is convicted of burglary. "They say I’m insane in the first place; secondly, I…got this kind of disease…this sort of disease that makes a person in our room faint…people say that I’m insane or mentally ill…" #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#Madagascar #mentalhealth #prison


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More than 1000 people attend Sunday service at The Pentecostal Church of Bokiccenag in northern Togo. Many have come for healing. One of the church’s primary functions is to pray to resolve the problems of the congregation, ranging from financial difficulties to severe illnesses - including mental health.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. Witness Change (@witness_change) is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#mentalhealth #faith #prayer #religion #Togo


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31 year old Palestinian working mother Rasha Taleb Abo Kharoub with her five year old son who has a speech delay, Amir Ahamad Al Jamaa. Family Guidance Centre is a multidisciplinary mental health facility which specializes in the prevention and treatment of developmental, psychological and psychiatric disorders. This facility serves children and adolescents primarily from the Palestinian populations of Lebanon and Syrians who have come to Lebanon following the conflict there.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk and @handicap_international as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#mentalhealth #refugees #Palestine #Lebanon #IDPD #IDPWD #IDPD2017 #IDPD17 #DisabilityDay #InternationalDayofDisabilities


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28 year old science student Julius Logoro lives with a mental health problem which makes attending school regularly difficult.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#SouthSudan #mentalhealth


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FJKM Protestant Church delivers prayers and food to detainees at Marofoto Prison. ‘A future world from detention to reinsertion’ is a Handicap International project in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the prison authorities of Mahajanga, Madagasacar, for the prevention of psychological distress of detained people, and care of people with mental health problems in prison.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#Madagascar #prison #mentalhealth


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26 year old Lare Bédagou with his mother Sankpél. “When we came here, I could not even approach him," his mother said, "because he would have hit me. But now with the help of men of God who prayed for him here, I see that he is better.” They pose in a photographic studio constructed in the grounds of The Pentecostal Church of Bokiccenag in northern Togo.

Lare is usually chained to a tree inside the grounds of a church in the region of Bokiccenag in northern Togo where photographer @hammond_robin met them. He saw 15 other adults living with mental health problems chained to trees or posts around the church while they waited to be cured through prayer. Some had been there, chained, for more than a year. Lare, like the others, was brought to the church to be healed. People come to the Church to pray for the resolution of problems ranging from financial difficulties to severe illnesses. In many parts of the world mental health problems are perceived to be spiritual in nature, so spiritual remedies are sought. In many cases chains are used to immobilise while the healing is taking place. All over the world the freedom of movement is a human right often denied to people with mental health issues.

#InMyWorld is my new campaign designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#mentalhealth #Togo #humanrights


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10 year old Mohammad Aldalou, Naim Aldalou, 53, formerly a salesman for a construction hardware, mother 37 year old Noor Aldalou from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yamook in Syria.

The fighting forces told the residence of the camp they would have a ceasefire for 48 hours to give them time to leave. They packed a small bag with “underclothes for the children” and left. They came to Beddawi Camp with nothing, arriving in August 2013. “We’re living in a miserable condition.” “we are way way way below the poverty line” says Noor. Noor’s sister and her children as well as their elderly paralysed mother also live with them. They receive $125 from UNRWA per month - “we have $60 left to spend on food for the whole month and there are four people in this house”. 10 year old Mohammad and his brother 15 year old Omar both display symptoms of PTSD. The children lived with constant bombardment for a year while in Syria. They were witness to many people being killed. Omar won’t go to the toilet unless he knows his mother is close by, guarding the door “the fear is always there” says Noor. She says he's over attached to her and has nightmares all the time. “They don’t have their own space, toys, and no stability." She says. "We have lost hope for the future and don’t know how to adapt to the present." #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with @Handicap_International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. Witness Change (@witness_change) is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#mentalhealth #refugees #lebanon #syria #palestine


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26 year old psychologist Sebit Daward Wani works with people living with mental health problems. Sebit says she struggles with patient giving inaccurate information or not having access to medication. “We get really very problem with the community. When the patients get out from the hospital the community will not support him. That’s why we see the patients come again to the hospital, after that we have problem also with the family member of the patients, family member of the patient. Even they cannot support the patient and the patient relapse again and come to the hospital, and this is the problem… My hope for the future is that I want to support the patients; I want especially a hospital for mental health in South Sudan and support from outside to do this.” #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Photo by @Hammond_Robin - a human rights photographer and storyteller with @noorimages, for @witness_change.

#SouthSudan #mentalhealth #socialwork


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

Detail from an overcrowded cell in Marofoto prison, Madagascar. On average, there are 650 prisoners and 100 people working in the prison, in an insitution with capacity for 350. Split into eight ‘quartiers’ with 27 rooms, each prisoner has less than one metre square to themselves; prisoners have to construct their own spaces for privacy.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages
#onedayinmyworld #MentalHealth
@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change. "I hope that my daughters get an education, be able to reach an education level to move forward in life.” says Palestinian Siham Ahamad Karim, here with her seven year old daughter, Tala Abedella Abo Mlouh, who has cerebral palsy. Tala and Siham use the Family Guidance Centre, a multidisciplinary mental health facility which specializes in the prevention and treatment of developmental, psychological and psychiatric disorders. This facility serves children and adolescents primarily from the Palestinian populations of Lebanon and Syrians who have come to Lebanon following the conflict there.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk and @handicap_international as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health.
@witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

#MentalHealth #StopBombingCivilians # refugees #16Days #16DaysOfActivism


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Adisa, 55, from Togo, says of her daughter, Amina, 21, who suffers from a mental health issue: “When I asked she told me herself that she felt that many things escape from her like animals, and spirits. All this can’t be treated in the hospital, only by the power of God. This is the output of all this things that has allowed her to have health. God has done his work and I give him thanks.“ #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @robin_hammond for @witness_change. “In the first place, the social workers have no office, no counseling room, no means for follow up, no office computers for work and no stationery in the office, to mention but a few,” says Martha Legge Simon, a 31 year old social worker working with people living with mental health problems. Juba Central Prison, Juba, South Sudan. Martha is adamant that people with mental health issues should not be kept in prisons. “People with mental problems need a special place,” she says.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages.


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

Marofoto Prison, Madagascar. Around the world, prisons are in crisis. The number of people incarcerated is growing, rates of re-offending remain high and too many prisons are dangerously under-resourced. Many prisons in Madagascar lack adequate food, sanitation and access to proper medical care, and provide few rehabilitative programmes, educational or vocational opportunities.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

40 year old Mehsen Mohammad Abdel Rahman, with his wife Lina Baddawi, with their children 8 year old Mona, who is blind and has a bone disorder, 7 year old Firas, and 2 year old Zakaria who was born with a hole in his heart. They are from Azaz, Alepo, Syria. "I care for my own kids , they get scared from the fireworks sounds here." says Mehsen.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international. Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages.


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“There are many people who treat me differently. People say I'm crazy. And even if I find a job for myself, there are some who will sabotage me by saying that I am crazy and that we should not trust me for this job. I just hope that my disease will not come back again," says Mangba Barthelemy, a security guard in Dapaong, Togo. "I also wish that the country's authorities take care of the mentally ill who have no means to care, like I had too, so they can recover their health.” #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages.


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

Abdi Rahman Shukri Ali, 26, has lived in a locked tin shack for two years. He stays with his family in Dadaab in Eastern Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp, where Somalis fleeing conflict and famine have sought safety. Many of the refugees arriving at Dadaab are traumatised by their experiences in Somalia, where violence and drought led to them fleeing their homes. During wars or following natural disasters, the proportion of people suffering depression or anxiety – a normal reaction to abnormal events – often doubles or triples. In extreme situations, the whole population experiences increased anxiety or sadness. Most people get through it alone or with the help of friends and family. But for others, psychological or psychiatric care are necessary and people with more serious mental health conditions may not get the diagnosis or treatment they need.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages.


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“When we left Syria there were a lot of bombings … We hope to go back when the situation calms down.” -Ayat Ramadan, 10, originally from Homs, Syria, with her mother, Jamalat Ramadan, in Beddawi Refugee Camp, Lebanon. April 2015. Lebanon has hosted Palestinian refugee camps since 1952. These camps still exist today, with generations of refugee families unable to return home. The conflict in Syria has added to the camps’ numbers and collective psychological trauma, as Palestinian refugees once based in Syria now seek refuge in Lebanon amongst fellow Palestinians. ⠀⠀ #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

The Pentecostal Church of Bokiccenag, Northern Togo, keeps Yendani Matthews (centre) chained most of the time to a tree in their grounds. They say it is because of his erratic behaviour, but they chain most of those with mental health problems who have come for healing. Ultimately it is fear and stigma and a lack of resources that has him restrained. He was brought to the church by his mother in the hope that prayer would heal him of his mental illness. To the left of Yendani is the supervisor of the church grounds, Douti Lankondjoua and to the right Douti Sambiani André - the church deacon.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages.


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

Rakotoniaina Harilala Bodovoahangy works for Tolotanana, an association taking care of and defending vulnerable and detained persons in Madagascar. She says people in prisons do not deserve to be ill trreated as they are humans like everyone else. She says there confinement adversely impacts prisoners mental health and they would fare better with access to education and psychological support. The association she works for focusses on listening to the issues prisoners have, and providing support for their needs so they can be reintegrated into society.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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“The fear is always there” says Noor Aldalou, 10 year old Mohammad Aldalou’s mother. She says Mohammad has nightmares all the time after living with constant bombardment for a year in Syria. Compounding the trauma are the poor conditions in which they now live in Beddawi Refugee Camp in Lebanon - “They don’t have their own space, toys, and no stability," says Noor, "we have lost hope for the future and don’t know how to adapt to the present." In My World is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. Witness Change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more from this campaign please follow @OneDayInMyWorld.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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“I do not know what I have, but people tell me that I have spiritual problems that make me mad. I hear voices and I have the impression that something strikes me… I’ve undergone rituals and I’ve made sacrifices with traditional healers without success. I have also been to the hospital for medical treatment… All my life is only suffering because I am no longer the person I was.” Tadja Lenle is a farmer in a small village in northern Togo.

In My World is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. Witness Change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more from this campaign please follow @OneDayInMyWorld.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

A female patient at Galkayo Mental Health Centre tries to escape the hospital, Puntland, Somalia, 2011. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 1 in 3 Somali’s live with a mental health problem. The use of chains in homes – or, as is more common, in huts or under trees outside the home - to restrain a family member with a mental illness is widespread. Chaining patients is seen as an alternative medication, which not only leaves the patients stigmatized but also causes physical injuries on hands and legs. Some of the chained patients end up committing suicide. The person is usually chained not only during the ‘acute crisis’ but throughout his or her life.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

Gold miner Rasolofonjanahary Elie Jean Gervais (39), and his wife, Vololoniaina Florette (38) await trial for charges of murder after an 11-month detention with their child, Andriamnololona Nomenjanahary Eliot Gervais Fanantenana, (4 months old). Marofoto Prison, Madagascar.

Elie Jean Gervais stays in the men’s cells while his wife stays with their four-month old child in the women’s section of the prison.They are accused of murder. They say they are innocent.“It’s a very sad situation, and all our future is completely destroyed, our other children are scattered outside and have stopped school, food in the prison is very poor; we find it extremely difficult.” “What we do to soothe our anxiety and the only thing we can rely on, as there’s nothing else, we can lean on prayers”

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

One of the great privileges of our work at @witness_change is that we get to meet some incredible people around the world. Maha Hadroj was one of those. Very limited resources doesn't stop her from helping a huge number of children in desperate need of mental health care. Nor does it decrease the positive energy she brings to her work for the Family Guidance Centre in Al Bus refugee camp in Lebanon. // Maha described to us the challenges facing the refugee population she works with, challenges that impact their mental health: the physical environment, the conditions they live in, their ability to take on work, how children are raised, where children can play, the security where they live, and the political environment - none of these things were in favour for the refugees in Al Bus. // Then there was the physical and psychological trauma from the places they were fleeing

Maha Hadroj works for the Family Guidance Centre in Al Bus refugee camp in Lebanon. "To have a good mental health, many conditions should be available. To be able to adapt his mental and intellectual needs with his surrounding environment, community and surrounding. To be able to adjust with the circumstances he passes through. To have the flexibility to continue his life ahead." #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change.

Due to insufficient staff numbers, family members are encouraged to stay with patients at Brothers of Charity Sante Mentale (mental health clinic). This relative would often beat, tie up and drag the patient when she did not obey his instructions. Goma, The Democratic Republic of Congo, 2011.

#InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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Bruno Justin, 14, is a juvenile prisoner at Marofoto Prison, Madagascar. "I’ve been in prison for a year and eight months now. What I hate the most in here is I can’t see my parents, I can’t see my relatives outside [...] This place makes me angry; I don’t like life in prison.What I don’t like in here is every evening they give you only cassava every evening." #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling.

@handicap_international_belgium @hi_france @handicap_uk @handicap_international Robin Hammond is a photographer with @noorimages


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