Dear friends and other interesting creatures,
I have shared openly with regards to my struggle with depression and excessive anxiety during my 21 years of blogging.
In South Africa, one in three people are affected by mental health problems. I am that one.
There are 23 deaths due to suicides in South Africa every single day. 460 attempted suicides are reported every 24 hours. Imagine how high this number actually is for those of us who have never spoken up?
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group need your help to continue providing crucial support – #BeTheLegacy and help save a life :
R67 will pay for 14 key-rings with our Suicide Helpline number, to be given to Students, so that they know they can call us for help.
R100 pays for the call costs for 5 calls to our Toll Free Crisis Helpline.
R167 will pay for a Teen Suicide Prevention Speaking Book that can reach over 100 youths. These Hardcover books contain 16 pages of colorful illustrations, a celebrity narrator to listen to and text to read.
R1,670 helps train 25 Community Members in rural areas in Gauteng, Limpopo or Mpumalanga, on Depression, Treating Trauma, Starting Support Groups and learning how SADAG can further help in their community.
I wish you enough,