"Pasung" Shackling the Mentally Ill in Indonesia


by : 
Dhesya S.


The goal of this project is to determine whether or not the government of Indonesia is aware of how severe “Pasung” shackling a mentally ill person is in rural and poorer parts of the country. The project is targeting those specific areas because they are far from hospitals, and most people there can’t afford proper medication or treatment. The project will consist of personal interviews from organization leaders located in smaller cities of Indonesia, as well as private doctors/faith healers through Skype. The interviewees will be the ones who have past and present knowledge on the issue, and are working towards decreasing cases of shackling a mentally ill person.