Miss SA Launches TV Program

Miss SA TV Program

Miss SA Launches TV Program

Shudufhadzo Musida, the current Miss South Africa is set to set to launch her mental health initiative program today on her Instagram page @shudufhadzomusida at 19h00 (CAT).

According to the South African, Shudufhadzo’s first guest will be clinical psychologist and South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) board member Zamo Mbele. Their discussion will include the difference between mental health and mental illness, mental health stats in South Africa, how it impacts people, what are some of the different types of mental health issues, who treats them, what resources are available and how COVID-19 has impacted mental health.

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Next Monday, the focus will be on teen depression to mark Teen Suicide Prevention Week with Dr. Sindi van Zyl as the guest and the discussion will be centred upon the causes and symptoms of teen depression and how to start the conversation with a friend or child about depression or suicide and how does one get help if you, or someone you know is thinking of suicide.

In addition, Shudufhadzo’s program will also focus on bullying, grief and loss, men and depression, social media and mental health, substance abuse and the impact on families, the power of support groups, understanding the highs and lows of bipolar disorder and sleep and mental health.

“I’m so excited and proud to announce #MindfulMondays a series of conversations I will be having with experts on mental health and how to prioritise not only your own well-being but also those around us,” wrote Shudufhadzo on her socials. Moreover, Shudufhadzo first announced her zest for mental health awareness when she took the Miss South Africa crown in October last year.

In recent months, the SADAG has since revealed that they have seen an increase in the number of people suffering from depression and anxiety due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Miss SA Launches TV Program

 

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