This photo doesn’t have a date because sometimes abhorrent things still happen today. It’s actually from the 21st century and was taken in a modern mental institution in Sierra Leone. Many children suffer from serious mental health issues caused by years of civil wars and sadly end up in asylums.
It’s estimated that over 500,000 people in Sierra Leone suffer from serious mental illnesses such as PTSD, but most will never seek treatment. For those who do, their options are limited. Take a look at the video below to see what it’s really like inside of a mental asylum in Sierra Leone.