Mechanisms of the Mind: Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Season 5 Episode 51

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:00pm

“A mental health problem is like any other problem, it can be overcome….with reaching out to others, with growing in self confidence and self-esteem, but generally people are very ignorant”

According to a study conducted by the South African Anxiety and Depression Group, a 1/3 of South Africans suffer from some form of mental disorder. Often ridiculed, largely misunderstood and heavily stigmatized, mental illness is consigned only to those who suffer from it; an invisible disability. With the help of Fountain House, a community based rehabilitation centre, a few fearless individuals spoke to us about living with a mental disorder.

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Director: Jo Menell/ Richard Mills

Produced by: Street Talk Stories

Researcher: Jo Menell

Camera: Thembela Dick

Sound & Edit: Thina Daniel

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