The way I understand in the West there is a lot more understanding and sympathy for mentally ill people.
Unfortunately this is not the case in a country like Sri Lanka.
Mentally ill people are disparage and many have a little understanding this as a sickness.
The following story may be disturbing for some people.
https://www.dailymirror.lk/top_story/I- ... 155-252552Chaturthi Hansika Mallakarachchi (24), who was a third-year undergraduate at the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of Colombo, died early on Tuesday after being brutally murdered.
“Since 2019 I have been taking medication for a psychotic condition. I started an affair with Chuti in 2020. I didn't tell her that I was taking medicine. But she came to know about it about four or five months ago. Then she wanted to stop our relationship and she did it," the suspect said in his statement.
“After that, she completely changed. She constantly called me Pissa (Crazy or Lunatic). I checked if she had changed because of another relationship. But she had no such connection. I had no doubts about her. I was in pain with her because she always called me Pissa," Chaturanga told the police.