Home > Mental health > Mental health in SA Mental health in SA All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Lentegeur: a new take on mental health care A psychiatrist is on a mission to transform the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital on the Cape Flats into a more welcoming space for mentally ill people. Dane McDonald spoke to Dr John Parker about the Lentegeur Spring Project. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Extrovert vs. introvert Mental health: It's time to talk According to the Department of Health 1 out of 4 South Africans has or is affected by mental illness. Destigmatising mental illness - a work in progress While progress has been made in reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, there is still much work to be done and many myths that need to be dispelled. Mental illness common Between 1% and 3% of the South African population are likely to suffer from a mental health problem severe enough to require hospitalisation. Facts about mental illness October is Mental Health Awareness Month. We give you some interesting facts about mental illness and recovery. 25% of SA have mental problems Up to six million South Africans may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “ Latest comment on Health24 Ruth Unwin says... License them, get them to sign a code of conduct, make them study in a legitimate (controlled) institution and monitor them. How can you consider a document legally binding when... Triumph for traditional healers ” Millions in SA have mental illness One in four people worldwide will suffer from a mental or behavioural disorder some time in their lives. Stressed out in South Africa Debt, political uncertainty, economic woes, crime. Are South Africans becoming a pill-popping nation of boozers? 1 in 5 South Africans suffers from mental illness Millions of South Africans live with mental illness and yet the majority of them go undiagnosed or uncared for. Here are nine alarming facts that you should know. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.