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Q: Chinese boy, 11, chained up like a dog by his own family

  Chinese boy, 11, chained up like a dog by his own family after bump to the head left him suffering mental disorders - - -How uneducated and ignorant can one be to get to the point of chaining up a child? Check the link below - - -http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514932/Chinese-boy-11-chained-like-dog-family-bump-head-left-suffering-mental-disorders.html Happy New Year to you all, guys.

 

8 years 26 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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Errr, ok, it's really, really horrible. A few quotes which, I think, sum-up the situation
* Zili injured his head when he was one-year-old and started suffering from mental disorders
* Zili is currently being looked after by his paralyzed grandfather and his intellectually disabled father after his mother died of cancer
* Worldwide, there are four psychiatrists and thirteen nurses for every 100,000 people. In China, the ratio drops to 1.5 psychiatrists and 2.2 nurses per 100,000.
* Chained to a pillar: The case of Zili shows the problems China faces with how it deals with mental disorders
* Eleven-year-old He Zili's grandfather, who did not want to be named, wipes away tears from his eyes

The family, those with a minimum of mental health (ie grand-pa) kind of understand how miserable and wrong the situation is. The family seems at loss about what to do. They might never heard about psychiatric help, and it's hardly accessible anyway. I can add that those who know about psychiatric help and can afford it, it's expensive and considered shameful. Almost-free healthcare and education... Hope it will be included in the Chinese Dream, or better, into Chinese Reality.

TianjinCity:

Oh, the Chinese Dream. It makes me shed tears from my eyes. 

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Phychiatrists do exist at all?

I don't really picture them opened to the public trying to help, rather onto something like running nefarious social engineering theories on crowd control.

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There are psychiatrist in China, but they have to deal with all the perks of 'society with Chinese characteristics'. A close friend of my wife is depressive since years, but her family refuse to acknowledge the problem, and the poor woman refuse to see a specialist, because of the shame, loss of face, yada yada. Her life is of course a nightmarish hell. From what I heard, when she went to the hospital, all she got was some anti-depressant pills and a bit of rest. Fixing a depression or autism with a few pills, like you would fix an infection... Face is saved, but it does not solve the root of the problem. I was close to an other girl like that here, same story, it was soul sucking.

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Yes, on that point may I add ~ no Student Counselors on campus! many are under extreme pressure here, note the suicide rates among students esp Uni.

Also, Social Workers, unheard of here. Domestic violence, child abuse etc issues that need to be adressed.

Not happening in China.

Maybe, because nothing bad happens in this country, as published everywhere by Govt. there's no need need for these professions!?

Turn a blind eye..

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@visco I think that people here knows bad stuffs append, don't assume they are blind. In the evening, several CCTV channels run criminal chronicles, showcasing crimes and interviewing the people involved. And the journalists underline the social problems, being ignorance, the countryside isolation, women's unfair condition, etc. Recent famous books are also doing such journalistic work. At my school, it was the same as you. We had some students having serious nervous breakdowns. No on-site social worker. We were told to report the cases. You could feel the embarrassment when we had a meeting on the topic : we were alone, helpless. Where are the public investment in social help ? Is it really a socialist state ?

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I wouldn't blame the family, I don't really see them trying to harm the boy, and do not really seem to be the wealthy type either. What else is there for them to do, unfortunately not much.

The policy on helping the disabled is wonderfully summarized in all those side bumped pavements for blind: they constantly end up on trees, rivers, stairs, or at best just nowhere.

 

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It's sad but they are only doing what they know and they have no money o help the poor boy..

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I have a mentally handicapped sister who has been in care all here life, and to be honest you only need to go back 20 years to have seen some really shocking things in British mental hospitals. Not really relevant to the above story I know, but just a little background info about myself.

 

I have seen first hand the effect severe mental illness can have on a family. You can't tell from the photos how bad the little boy's condition is, and I doubt very much if there was a Daily Mail reporter in the village to find out.  I have never been a fan of the Mail, and stories like this remind me why.

 

What I did notice from the photos though is the lack of a handrail to prevent the boy from falling off the road. That's quite a drop and with him being chained up like that a very nasty injury could result. I know that sounds crass,  but a simple fence could prevent a bad situation from becoming even worse.

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there is a sad lack of understanding and tolerance of any mental problems here. 

unfortunatley this family do all they know, without any help. 

hopefully there will be help for this family, not condemnation.

hopefully people will become more accepting and supportive of people in this situation.

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I can understand that these people can't deal with the child. I have a friend and her teenage son has psychotic episodes. He's 6'6'  and huge 300-350. She's terrified all the time, drugs don't do enough and she gives in to all his whims in an effort not to anger him. He lives mostly in his room and makes the biggest puss over things like the dog can't go outside at night. He is trashing the house. What can you do when all you do is not enough? Phuck what kind of life is that like for the rest of the family?

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  It's horrible but it happens. I was talking to my mother back in Blighty last night and she told me how she used to go round mental hospitals entertaining the residents on her piano. Said it was heartbreaking, some of them were youngsters and they were chained to their chairs. Captive f***ing audience. What can you do? Complain or get in there and give them extra hands. 

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Stories like the one you bemoan are shocking, yes. But such stories are not restricted to the country you happen to reside in of late. China, right? In my opinion, it is not a Chinese custom or trait, which I believe you are unfairly attempting to suggest. Think about it for a moment.

A hint: Ariel Castro in the U.S. And who knows how many man-to-man injustices are committed daily around the world. China is not the only country in the world to mistreat human beings. We are all guilty of the same crime.

I make no apologies on behalf of China or any other country in the world that debases our fellow man. No country is exempt of blame for such shameful acts and behavior.

 

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