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Inside A Chinese Mental Institute - BON TV

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Published on Jan 12, 2010

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Last week, we took a look on public attitudes regarding mental illness in China; this week we bring viewers an exclusive peek inside one of the few mental institutes in Beijing providing services for mentally ill patients with few other options.
On the outskirts of Beijing lies Chaoyang District Mental Health Service Center; one of only three private institutions in the Chinese capital providing housing and services for the mentally ill.
The head of the institution, Yang Yun, has been with the centre since it first opened in 1999. She has seen the center grow from 60 patients after its first year in operation to 190 today. For many of the patients and their families this is the only option they have.

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