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 What is the police psychologist looking for in Oscar's testimony? A police psychologist is monitoring Pistorius' testimony. Here's why. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » This video of a school choir singing Pharrell's "Happy" will make your day Can you trust your memory? 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Dennis Devore says... Had measles as a child,under a doctors care ,measles went away.30 days later got German Measles (rubella),went away.This was in 1954.Never came back again.Hope this helped... German measles (Rubella) ” 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). load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.