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Mental health in rural India

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http://faithfamilyandtechnology.com/inspirational-quotes/attachment/know-the-darkness-to-appreciate-the-light/ In August 2001, 28 mentally ill patients burned to death while chained to trees in a village in India – a tragedy that shocked the country and forced sweeping changes in mental healthcare policy.

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Drug policy at a crossroads: Why banning legal highs would be short-sighted

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The local drug dealer. Photo: M88nly, CC BY-SA 3.0

A few doors down from my house, a man is selling drugs. But he’s not standing on a street corner, skittishly glancing up and down the road. Instead, he is sat behind a desk, in a small room lined with neat glass cabinets – and if anything, he looks rather bored. Continue reading