Depressed, anxious, lonely? How a counselor can help you

The South African Anxiety and Depression Group (Sadag) says many people mask depression during this time of year by turning to alcohol.

Sadag operations manager, Tracey Feinstein, said this has been an extremely difficult year for people for various reasons like financial issues, employment or lack thereof, relationship issues and chronic illness.

These can trigger a diagnosis of mental illness such as depression. It's not always a happy reflection time.

Tracey Feinstein, Sadag

Make that phone call, it's easier talking to a stranger.

Tracey Feinstein, Sadag

Contact Sagad on their toll free line 0860 12 13 14 or their suicide number 0860 567 567. Listen here to Feinstein on the deep anxiety that is common around this time of year:


This article first appeared on 702 : Depressed, anxious, lonely? How a counselor can help you


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