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There’s hope for Covid’s madness

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A distressingly significant number of people see no way out of their hopelessness and have committed, or plan to commit, suicide.


01 Aug 2020
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There’s hope for Covid’s madness

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Few people are unaware that the Covid-19 crisis has hit South Africa hard, both in terms of loss of lives and severe illness, but also when it comes to the damage it has done to our already fragile economy. Psychiatrist Dr Frans Korb, chair of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag), writes today that he has never seen anything like the devastation to mental health caused by the pandemic and the associated lockdowns. People are being brought down by despair, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. A distressingly significant number of people see no way out of their...

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