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67 minutes to change minds

On Mandela Day, individuals around the world are encouraged to help change the world for the better.

Mental Health has always been associated with stigma and discrimination. That's why we ask you to continue Nelson Mandela's legacy of working towards a world free of discimination, by joining our campaign.

Good Mential HealthAll you have to do on Mandela Day is:

  1. Wear something green on Mandela Day (t-shirt, pants, dress, hat, scarf, shoes, etc.)
  2. Take a 'selfie' and post it on our Facebook or Twitter page, with your message to show your support. Use #67MinutestoChangeMinds and #MandelaDay in your posts.
  3. Share our infographic, The Road to Good Mental Health with 67 people or more by posting it on social media, putting it up on the office noticeboard, on your fridge at home or any other places yu can think of.


News and events

Schitzophrenia Youth and Schizophrenia
With Youth Day being commemorated on 16 June, we want to send a special message to the Youth of South Africa, informing them about Schizophrenia – the warning signs and symptoms and where to find help.

Bipolar Awareness How much do you know?
According to the World Health Organisation, Bipolar Disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world. However many people either have a misconception about the disorder or are unaware of its existence.

Legal Advice Legal Support for Mental Health Care Users
If you or a member of your family are affected by Mental Illness or Intellectual Disability and you have been abused, or your human rights have been violated - you may qualify for pro bono legal assistance.

Oscar Pistorious Osacar Pistorious diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder
Following the revelation that Oscar has been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder‚ members of the public are questioning the condition and its treatment.

Human Rights Fighting for the right to vote
The SA Federation for Mental Health continues to advocate and lobby to ensure that legislation is amended so that Mental Healthcare Users will be able to exercise their right to vote in future elections.

Charlene Sunkel shares her thoughts on schizophrenia

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Read about Charlene's life with Mental Illness

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