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Haiti Earthquake 2010: Psychiatric care in a post-Haiti earthquake.
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The January 12, 2010 earthquake destroyed most of Haiti cities, however a more quiet wreckage remains in the minds of those suffering from mental illness. Before the quake which killed hundreds of thousands, the Mars and Kline Psychiatric Center housed approximately 110 patients in Port-au-Prince's only psychiatric hospital. After the quake many family members removed their loved ones form the hospital for fear it may collapse. There remained about a dozen patients who now living in substandard conditions. Sleeping on bare concrete floors with urine and feces. Some men are nude, walking about a barren courtyard, some remain in small cells behind rusty steel doors secured with padlocks. Some men bang and rattle the steel doors, some sit quietly and huddle in a corner with flies on their faces, staring off into the distance. Photography by Rod Lamkey Jr./Freelance
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