Campaign launched to get SA talking about depression
Friday, 24 August 2012, 10:33
NATIONAL NEWS - To get South Africans talking about conditions like depression and anxiety, a leading pharmaceutical company, Pharma Dynamics and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), have teamed up with celebrities to launch the first-ever online and social media project of its kind in the country to break the stigma around these and other mental health issues.
The campaign, called “Let’s Talk”, is open to anyone whose life has been affected by a mental illness, whether as a sufferer, carer, friend or relative. For the first time, they will be able to share their stories and experiences in a short film, which will honestly and openly discuss the impact of depression and anxiety on ordinary people.
Celebrities such as Michael Mol (The Dr Mol Show), Ewan Strydom (Expresso) and Katlego Maboe (Expresso) have all thrown their weight behind this massive awareness campaign in an effort to remove the stigma around mental health issues.
To be a part of the “Let’s Talk” campaign visit www.letstalkmental.co.za or contact SADAG on 0800 205 026 for more information.
Posted on: 10:33 Fri, 24 August 2012
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