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Can traditional healers play a role in mental healthcare?

In Uganda the stigma around people with mental disorders means when things go wrong they often have no safety net.

Now some of them are starting to break the silence about their lives and changing the way people look at them.

Here, Ugandan mental health activist Joseph Atukunda, who has bipolar disorder, discusses the treatment he received from his former traditional healer, Hassan Serwadda.

Our World: Uganda, My Mad World is on BBC World News on Saturday 21st February at 05:30 and 11:30 GMT, and on Sunday 22nd February at 17:30 and 22:30 GMT.

  • 20 Feb 2015