Drop the myths, invest in mental health systems

Mental health

We have failed to invest in our systems and failed to prioritise mental health.

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What you need to know:

  • Recently, it has been touted that the next pandemic after Covid-19 is a mental health pandemic.
  • As a country, we have simply refused to acknowledge the national crisis that is mental health.

Over the weekend, we woke up to yet another death by suicide of a young medical practitioner. It is extremely disturbing to process the death of a young person. The lost potential. The grieving parents. The devastation of close friends. The dreams lost.

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