We end our series on the 2nd Annual WRAP Around the World with a look at WRAP’s future in Ghana. WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan. There are 22 million people in the African country. But mental health services are dire. Only 3 psychiatric hospitals and roughly 12-14 therapists are available to those in need. Inhumane treatment of people with mental illness continues to be a serious issue.
Much controversy exists around the increasing numbers of psychiatric prescriptions for children. When is it appropriate — and not appropriate — to offer medication as an option for children struggling with behavioral health issues? What alternative solutions exist? Host Shannon Eliot chats with child psychiatrist Dr. Ken Braslow and ACBHCS Family Relations Manager Rosa Warder to find the answers.