Breaking Down in Venezuela

As Venezuela’s economy crumbled, so did its health system—making meds hard to come by.
Around 85% of psychiatric medicines are now unavailable in Venezuela, and it has proved devastating to thousands of mental health patients who once lived normal lives under treatment. Now, they’ve been released from facilities to families ill-equipped to care for them.
And while the Venezuelan government denies the problems—turning down aid offers—the New York Times visited 6 psychiatric wards in the country for this in-depth, hard-hitting account of the crisis, proving that the suffering is all too real.
The New York Times

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