Psychiatric care in developing countries, depression, suicide
This article mentions the anecdote of Erica, a 24-year-old Zimbabwean woman who had killed herself. The exchange between Erica's mother and Dr. Chibanda, who had treated Erica before and had asked to see her as soon as possible on hearing of a prior, unsuccessful suicide attempt, is haunting:
"Why didn’t you bring her to see me as we planned?” Chibanda asked.
“We didn’t have bus fare,” the mother said.
Broke: Freud's couch
Woke: Chibanda and the Grannies on a bench
They're called friendship benches I'm sobbing
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