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07 September 2011

Selfmoord in SA neem toe

Ekonomiese en politieke druk, asook hoë misdaadsyfers beteken baie Suid-Afrikaners se stresvlakke is naby breekpunt.

Sewentien jaar ná die demokratiese oorgang sukkel Suid-Afrika steeds met ekonomiese stres, politieke onsekerheid, misdaad en sosiale transformasie – wat beteken dat baie van die land se burgers gestres en naby breekpunt is.

Daar word algemeen aanvaar dat selfmoord hoofsaaklik onder vroue voorkom, maar volgens SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) en Prof. Schlebusch is die syfer egter hoër by mans as by vroue. "Ons kry meer oproepe van mans wat depressief en gestres is, dikwels oor finansiële kwessies, sê SADAG se Cassey Chambers."

 
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