Mental Health in South Africa

Mental Health in South Africa

As imperfect as the patients 

 

Please Note: This post has been updated since original publication. 

 

Promoting a healthy lifestyle has become very popular, and on the surface, it seems all good.

But as they say: eat healthy, stay fit and die anyway.

Even cancer is now called a “lifestyle disease” although anyone seems to get it – especially those genetically prone to it.

Yet, I’ve never heard anyone make a “healthy lifestyle” comment to the face of a cancer patient.

Despite campaigns to lessen the stigma surrounding mental health, the entire system – and everyone in it – has one bloody long way to go – not just in losing the stigma, but also in reaching effective treatment.

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