Welcome to My Mental Health.org! This site has been created to be your one-stop information resource for any and all mental health and wellbeing related questions you may have.
Did you know that in South Africa people below the age of 35 make up about 66% of the total population? With the majority of SA’s population made up of young people, it is important that our youth are supported and empowered, and this includes supporting their mental health needs.
According to the SA Youth Risk Behaviour Survey:
1 in 4 youth (24.7%) reported feeling sad or hopeless
Just under 18% had made at least one suicide attempt
Only 37.2% of youth who reported feelings of sadness had sought treatment from a counsellor or doctor
More young women (20%) than young men (15%) had considered suicide
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people worldwide will experience some form of mental health problem during their lifetime. Mental illness is not something to be ashamed of! Mental health affects us all and should be talked about openly.
If you need information or support regarding depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, or other mental health conditions, My Mental Health.org is here to provide you with easy to understand, relevant and trustworthy information.