Mental health experts want to burn impepho with traditional healers
Experts believe traditional healers have a role to play in the treatment of mental health conditions in SA
When it comes to disorders of the mind, the African community would rather consult their trusted traditional healers than turn to a mental health expert.
It’s partly because of the belief that conditions like depression, mania and psychosis stem from curses, calls by ancestors, spells cast by enemies or forbidden sexual relations.
In the week when the globe observed World Mental Day, SA experts have revealed how the African community deals with and views matters of the mind...