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? » Can you trust your memory? The science of happiness 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 Rory Patrick Snyman says... he'll probably get a different kind of "suppository" if he goes to jail! Why is Oscar vomiting? ” 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 Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.