Photo by @hammond_robin
Yendani Mathieu (centre) was brought to The Pentecostal Church of Bokiccenag in a remote area of northern Togo by his mother in the hope that he would be healed of his mental health problems by members of the church. The Church draws believers seeking the resolution of problems ranging from financial difficulties to severe illnesses. On the day #photojournalist
Robin Hammond visited, 15 other adults living with mental health problems were chained to trees or posts around the church while they waited to be cured through prayer.
is a campaign that seeks to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project has been created in collaboration with Handicap International @handicap_uk.
To see more from the project please follow @OneDayInMyWorld