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Across the globe, an estimated 350 million people suffer from depression, and over a million die by suicide each year. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and it affects anyone regardless of wealth, success, or living standard.

Each and every one of us needs to look after our mental wellbeing by taking care of ourselves, exercising regularly and finding healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Building a strong network of friends and taking time out of our busy day to enjoy social interaction also bring positive thoughts and feelings.

If you, or someone close to you, is struggling with depression, please seek help at your closest Mental Health Society, or tel us on 011 781 1852 or email info@safmh.org.


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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