By Charlie Artingstoll Guest contributor Before the coup, mental health was a neglected issue in Myanmar. Now, the situation is even worse. Mental health in Myanmar is a critical issue.…
Former political prisoners are still locked in a battle against depression and anxiety – the aftermath of decades of imprisonment and isolation.
Mental health patients—many of them victims of junta-era repression—suffer in silence due to cultural stigma and a lack of psychological health care.
Ashin Gambira, one of Burma’s most well-known dissidents, has been formally indicted at a Mandalay court six weeks after his arrest.
Despite soaring depression rates, mental health remains a foreign concept to many young people in Burma.
A farmer who was imprisoned in Maubin prison for the murder of a policeman during land rights protests in 2013 has been sent to a psychiatric hospital.