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18 Disturbing Images Showing The Horrifying Reality Of Indonesia’s Mentally Ill Patients

Indonesia, a popular destination for many Southeast Asians, Chinese and Europeans. But, apart from this only few outsider or maybe none of them aware of the darkest part of this country.  
Pasung is a method in which shackles, rope, wooden stocks, cages, are used for the locking of people in confined spaces. According to the law of Indonesia, such restraints were banned in 1977, but this is still extensively practiced in this country. An American photographer Andrea Star Reese revealed the condition of Indonesia’s mental health in her 2013 documentary “Disorder.” The pictures down here is not only disturbing but it is also horrifying to see the pain of these people.   

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18 Disturbing Images Showing The Horrifying Reality Of Indonesia's Mentally Ill Patients

18 Disturbing Images Showing The Horrifying Reality Of Indonesia's Mentally Ill Patients

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This man is not allowed to go out from this cage.

This man is  not allowed to go out from this cage.

Keepers call this as his permanent home.

This girl's name is Evi, she has hallucinations.

This girl's name is Evi, she has hallucinations.

Her parents sent her to this place at the age of 15, they paid for the wooden bed and Islamic approach to her treatment.

There is no actual housing, in this picture you can clearly see.

There is no actual housing, in this picture you can clearly see.

..how these people are kept in a cage, where the men and women are isolated by a wire wall.

Prayers are done for the whole day and night.

Prayers are done for the whole day and night.

..patients have to drink some herbal drinks, pray, and then they vomit and, in the end, they enter a hypnotic trance.

Since 10 years, this woman was held in a room without a window.

Since 10 years, this woman was held in a room without a window.

..and without food. And then her condition is so pathetic that she can't even stand.

Loneliness

Loneliness

Keeping patients in cage is the common practice.

Keeping patients in cage is the common practice.

There is no support from the government.

There is no support from the government.

Lack of food is what these people have to face every day.

Not only food, there is lack of clothes and social interactions

Not only food, there is lack of clothes and social interactions

When there are no food and clothes, then how can anybody..

When there are no food and clothes, then how can anybody..

..expect the maintenance.

The keepers are well trained, they know how to deal with extreme situations

The keepers are well trained, they know how to deal with extreme situations

On right, the leg of this person have been in restraints for 9 years.

For the bed facility, a patient's family has to pay extra

For the bed facility, a patient's family has to pay extra

Wediodining Lawang Psychiatric Hospital..

Wediodining Lawang Psychiatric Hospital..

is recognised as the best mental hospital in Indonesia.

There is no interaction between these patients

There is no interaction between these patients

Some patients' family have paid extra for special healing sessions

Some patients' family have paid extra for special healing sessions

Unwillingly, patients have to bath and eat

Unwillingly, patients have to bath and eat

For 5 years, Saimun has been living with a wooden leg restraint..

For 5 years, Saimun has been living with a wooden leg restraint..

.. Now he's 40, can't speak and lives with his brother who's also mentally impaired.

Young woman in shackles at Bina Lestari Foundation.

Young woman in shackles at Bina Lestari Foundation.

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