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STREET TALK

Men and mental health — the struggles of seeking help and why some suffer in silence

Street Talk panelists discuss men's mental health and the many stigmas in South Africa that need to be addressed. (Photo: Supplied by Street Talk)

Where do men go to talk about their mental conditions? Their friends? Their family? Mental issues are extremely common but so is the stigma against men who are struggling. If you're poor and depressed, you don't have the luxury of resources. So, where do we go when we need help?

Street Talk’s panel discusses SA’s lack of mental health services, the laborious processes involved in seeking help and why men are often loathed to speak about psychological problems.

This film was produced by Street Talk.

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