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Voodou Priests And Doctors Are On The Frontline Of Haiti’s Mental Health Care

In Haiti, a key way to improve mental healthcare is to work with religious leaders from Catholic, Protestant and Voodou faiths, says the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.

Haiti’s voodoo religion heavily influences how mental illness is perceived and treated. For centuries Haitians have turned to voodoo priests for help.

Both male “houngan” priests and female “manbo” priestesses perform ceremonies and sacrificial rituals to treat people.

“Voodoo heals the mind, soul and body. The soul is what we are, which controls everything, all our actions and mind,” Max Beauvoir, the “Ati” or supreme leader of Haitian voodoo, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

via Voodou Priests And Doctors Are On The Frontline Of Haiti’s Mental Health Care.

Oya Rise of the Orisha Showing at Busseywood Event on September 13, 2014 | The Ferrous Scrolls

Oya Rise of the Orisha is the film many Voduni and Zindoki have been waiting for, an action movie about Orisha Oya, by Orisha adherents.

In this fast paced action film, the deities known as the Orisha, are re-envisioned as superheroes. We are introduced to the mystical entity Oya, goddess of change as she embarks on a perilous mission to save innocent from the forces of evil.

via Oya Rise of the Orisha Showing at Busseywood Event on September 13, 2014 | The Ferrous Scrolls.