Centre de Reinsertion

Awrankou, Benin.

In many tribes in Africa mental illness is considered an expression of the possession of the sick person by demonic entities: 
for this reason the patient is moved away and excluded from society. 
There are organizations such as community care and recovery, where to the sick, once rehabilitated, are given works and
responsibilities, which will allow them to be taken back in the families and to be reintegrated into the society that had excluded them.
That means restoring an identity, a life and dignity.

Rehabilitation centers are subdivided into recovery and working places. 
The aim is to try to fill the lives of the patients with responsible tasks that are useful for the whole community and
to encourage the rehabilitation of those affected by mental diseases through work and occupational therapy.