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Forty percent of Ghanaians ' suffers from mental illnesses

Date: Nov 8, 2019

Dealing with mental health problems can be a challenge for many developing countries.

Ghana's mental health authority estimates that about 40% of the country's population suffers some form of mental illness.

But people often lack access to quality healthcare. Now a group of four young men have launched an initiative known as Mind IT, which uses an innovative app. 

It includes a free short code to screen and diagnose mental illness and to refer patients to the nearest community psychiatric unit. 

The BBC's Thomas Naadi reports…



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