Overcoming mental health struggles in Ghana – through farming
04 May 2023 | 7:41 am
Meet the NGO in Ghana assisting people with mental health issues take care of their daily needs. In addition to help with treatment plans, the patients are given work opportunities in farming to support their expenses.
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