Photos by @Hammond_Robin for @OneDayInMyWorld // “I will never forget what happened in Myanmar,” says Rohingya refugee Mabia Khatun speaking of the ethnic cleansing perpetrated against her people. “Sometimes it comes back to me - I feel unhappy… I can’t sleep and I have pain in my body. I get dizziness when I think about it.” // Today, is #WorldMentalHealthDay. From anxiety to depression, schizophrenia to trauma (such as that which Mabia lives with) - one in four people will experience a mental health issue in his or her lifetime. Of all people living with a mental illness or an intellectual disability, 85% are in low and middle-income countries. Mental and behavioral problems reduce lifespan by as much as 20 years. In some countries, 98% receive no treatment. Neglect by governments and stigma leads to the marginalization of both the issue and the people living with mental health conditions. // I started documenting mental health issues in 2011. I founded the not for profit organization - @WitnessChange - to contribute to a world where mental health is recognized as a global health priority and a society where people living with mental health issues are seen, heard and valued. // To see more of the work from this series, follow @onedayinmyworld.
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