Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida will be focusing on teen depression in her next #Mindful Mondays conversation to mark Teen Suicide Prevention Week.
Musida’s guest is GP and social media influencer Dr Sindi van Zyl and the two will talk about teen depression; its causes and symptoms; are boys and girls affected differently; how does one identify the warning signs for suicide; 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?
Dr Sindi uses her social media platforms to educate people about important health issues and has a special interest in mental health. The conversation takes place on Shudu’s Instagram platform @shudufhadzomusida on Monday, February 15, from 17h00 to 18h00.
#Mindful Mondays, an online mental health initiative hosted in conjunction with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), launched last week and has already proven to be hugely successful.
Says Musida: “I want to take away the stigma surrounding mental health issues. There is nothing shameful about it. Once we start speaking about mental health, we are on our way to destigmatising it.”
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