Mental health awareness: not simply adherence to Acts, but about dignity

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Hart
KEYWORDS: DISABILITY, MENTAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-oct-dec-2018/mental-health-awareness
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10354

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Abstract

More than a fifth of South Africans will suffer from depression at some stage during their life but two-thirds of them will not get the support they need. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), approximately 23 people commit suicide every day and for each complete suicide another 10 people attempt it. Tim Hart reports.