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 GaryWatson says... Let’s look at how credible this article is by looking at the very study used to make the nonsensical claims of cause and effect in human nutrition. High protein intake –... High-protein diet may up cancer and diabetes risk ” 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 Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.