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The Dark Side of Paradise: Mental Illness in Bali

[This video is in Balinese with English subtitles] Professor Lu Ketut Suryani, a Balinese psychiatrist, and her team ran a 10-month survey (2007-2008), in an attempt to uncover the prevalence of mental illness in Bali. According to the official government position, mental illness is almost non-existent in Bali.

However, after interviewing almost half a million Balinese, Professor Suryani estimates that over 7,000 suffer from chronic mental illness. How does this compare with mental illness prevalence in the U.S.?

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