As many as one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression or other types of mental illnesses, and often people who go undiagnosed and untreated resort to extremes, like suicide. We speak to Neo Fabulous from Safe Space and Neo Selebano from EmaLenna, about their NGOs which focus on creating awareness around mental illnesses in South Africa.

From the unequipped mental health facilities available, to the impact of social media and the detrimental effect it can have on mental health, and the stigmas surrounding mental health in the black community – these women share their personal experiences on dealing with mental illness and the impact they hope to have through their NGOs.

 

Discussing Depression

 

Discussing Depression

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