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Falsely Institutionalized by Her Husband (Excerpt from 'India’s Mental Health Crisis')

VICE News speaks with "Vidya," a woman who was falsely institutionalized by her husband in order to file for divorce.

by VICE News
Oct 28 2015, 4:07pm

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India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin. What's more, mental illness is highly stigmatized in India, especially among women, who are typically committed to mental health facilities with no legal rights, receiving involuntary treatment, and sometimes without a proper diagnosis.

In this excerpt, VICE News speaks with "Vidya," a woman who was falsely institutionalized by her husband in order to file for divorce.

Watch: Institutionalized: Mental Health Behind Bars

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