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Call to normalise conversations on mental health

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is calling on South Africans to get to a point where conversations around mental health are not had in secret.
According to SADAG, in South Africa one in three people will or does suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives.
ย SADAG Operations Director, Cassey Chambers, says once these conversations are had more openly, the more people will become more familiar with the language and held break stigmas around mental health.
The comments by SADAG come as the globe marked World Mental Health Day.
This year’s theme is Mental health is a universal human right and was aimed at improving knowledge, raising awareness, and driving actions that promote and protect everyoneโ€™s mental wellbeing.
Chambers says mental illness disrupts the way in which our body functions.
She says while not everyone has the illness, everybody should look after their psychological health.
Below are the numbers to call should you or anyone you know might need someone to talk to.

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Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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