Mental Illness

Maring Cahidan, 92, suspected of having a mental illness, sits inside a makeshift cage where she spent the past three months, in Tacloban City, which was damaged by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte province, Philippines, 05 November 2014. One year after Haiyan left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing in the eastern Philippines, many survivors are still suffering from emotional distress despite being busy with physically rebuilding their lives. Over four million people were displaced when Haiyan destroyed or damaged almost everything in its path as it swept through the eastern and central Philippines on 08 November 2013. At least one million of these survivors were residents of coastal communities devastated by tidal surges as high as 10 meters, and are being prioritized for relocation.

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Maring Cahidan, 92, suspected of having a mental illness, sits inside a makeshift cage where she spent the past three months, in Tacloban City. The city was damaged in the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte province, Philippines

The chains around the ankle of eleven-year-old He Zili is seen in his home in Zhejiang province...The chains around the ankle of eleven-year-old He Zili is seen in his home in Zhejiang province November 27, 2013. The boy injured his head when he was one-year-old and started suffering from mental disorders. According to his family, they had no choice but to restrain him on chains as he had a tendency to attack those around him. Zili is currently being looked after by his physically disabled grandfather and his intellectually handicapped father after his mother died of cancer. Picture taken November 27, 2013. REUTERS/William Hong (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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He Zili at his home in Zhejiang province, China. Zili, 11, injured his head when he was a year old and suffers from mental disorders. His family say they have to restrain him as he has attacked people in the past.