Miss SA 2020 to launch online mental health initiative

Miss SA 2020 to launch online mental health initiative

Wits graduate and Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida will on Monday evening launch her online mental health initiative #MindfulMondays. It will be hosted in conjunction with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).

The launch will be on Musida’s Instagram page.

Musida – who announced that she would be focusing on raising awareness around mental health when she took the Miss South Africa crown in October last year – will speak to various experts on a diverse range of topics related to mental health awareness Monday evenings at 7pm.

Her first guest will be clinical psychologist and SADAG board member, Zamo Mbele.

Their discussion will include the difference between mental health and mental illness; mental health statistics in South Africa; how it affects people; what are some of the different types of mental health issues; who treats them; what resources are available and how COVID 19 has affected people’s mental health.

Young South Africans have taken to social media, commending Musida for making good on her promise.