I've seen how leaders treat people with disabilities with disrespect, as less than human. My "Meryl moment" - when that hook sank into my heart - was in Ghana, the day I met with the "prophet". She was one of hundreds if not thousands of people with real or perceived mental health conditions living in such conditions in Ghana. That "prophet" had the power to prohibit such abuses and to lead by example, treating people with disabilities with dignity and respect. Instead, he perpetuated the idea that people with mental health conditions are aggressive and dangerous and should be tied up like animals.
Source:Huffington Post January 11, 2017 17:45 UTC