South Africa —
July is Mental Illness Awareness Month and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is encouraging people to seek help.
The three most common conditions are post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety disorders and they can affect anyone.
Mental illness is manageable with support from doctors and counsellors.
Untreated mental illness can be life-threatening yet most people living with disorders do not receive help.
Mental illness is manageable like any other chronic disease and shouldn’t be feared, explained said senior counsellor Ryan Edmonds.
People experiencing mental illness, and their families, can learn more by contacting the South African Depression and Anxiety Group at www.sadag.org.
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