Kenya: left behind
When mental illness is treated as a crime
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Misunderstood and excluded by their peers, people with mental health conditions are more likely to end up in prison. Once incarcerated, their ostracization is striking. The NGO Tunawiri addresses this issue by providing training to incarcerated people and prison staff on mental health, disability rights and socioeconomic transformation.
Charity is one of its founding members. She advocates for the rights of people with mental health conditions in Kenya through the lens of her lived experience with bipolar disorder. Prison Insider asked her three questions.
— This interview is part of the series Caught in the spiral.