EDITORIAL | It’s time to break down mental health stigma, not its victims
Statistics show we have not learnt from our fatal failures, which makes mental health literacy imperative
Just one in 10 South Africans with a mental illness has access to care and an estimated one in three “will or do suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetime”.
Those stark statistics, according to the SA Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag), come on the back of World Health Day on October 10.
They come as South Africans grapple with mental health challenges brought on by the changes to our lifestyle following the Covid-19 pandemic, and bring to the fore the reality that mental health is set to spiral into a crisis in our country...