Sadag welcomes new mental health support group

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) was delighted to just recently launch a new mental health support group for depression and anxiety related to brain damage.

The free mental health support group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.

According to Sadag’s Tracy Mukute, the support group will provide a place of comfort, support and mutual understanding.

She said support groups provide a safe space for people living with mental illness to connect, learn and share with others who have had similar experiences.

“From time to time there will be guest speakers and experts who will sometimes give lectures to the group. The groups discuss effective ways to cope and how to support a loved one with their mental illness. For more information or to attend the free support group, contact Aruna on 0800 212 223, ”Mukute said.

Sadag aims to break down the discrimination and stigma that surrounds mental illness, creating awareness and providing a safe space for people to connect, share and find help.

“This group is one of many led by Sadag, which strives to educate patients, families, professionals and the general public about the nature and management of mental illness. The majority of Sadag support groups are run by patients or ex-patients who have direct experience of mental illness, ”she said.

These groups allow members to bond with others with similar issues and to learn from each other in a confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere. For more information on mental health and wellness, visit www.sadag.org

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