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 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. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » Outsmart stress traps How brain injury affects you 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. 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. SA: 1 in 3 mentally ill One in every three people reading this article will have a mental illness in their lifetime, according to statistics made public this month. “ Latest comment on Health24 Jack Bullard says... Fantastic Vitamin C leads to TB breakthrough ” 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). Racism and mental illness Racism and mental illness have a long, sad history in South Africa, with the effects of apartheid still painfully apparent. We look at the effects on immigrants. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.