SADAG launches new support group for young adults ages 18-35 – Ridge Times

The free Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks support group provides a place of warmth, understanding and support. The mental health support group will meet on Wednesdays, twice a month. The first meeting will take place on January 19 at 6.30 p.m. via ZOOM.

According to SADAG, research shows that support groups help people cope with and recover from a wide variety of problems. They help you cope with a mental illness diagnosis in a well-tailored way. They also provide information about the disease and how to treat and manage it, as well as give patients and their loved ones time to adjust.

“The benefits of joining a support group are that you have that sense of belonging and understanding on the part of those who are going through similar circumstances to the ones you are going through. To feel validated and understanding ”, – Amber-Leigh (Support group).

Guest speakers and experts in the field of psychology will occasionally give lectures to the group. Groups discuss effective ways to manage symptoms, self-help tips, and how to help a loved one struggling with mental health or addiction issues.

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To attend this FREE mental health support group, contact Amber -Leigh, Support Group Manager, on 079 648 5957. For more information on SADAG Support Groups, call: The South African Depression Group and anxiety (SADAG) to 0800 12 13 or send an SMS to 31393.

This group is one of many led by SADAG – a non-profit organization (NPO) that strives to educate patients, families, professionals and the general public about the nature and management of mental illnesses and drug addiction.

The NPO also aims to eliminate discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illness, as well as to increase access to high-quality care for all South Africans.

SADAG support groups are run either by members who have recovered from one of these disorders, or by professionals from the community. These groups allow members to bond with others with similar issues and to learn from each other in a confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere.

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Virginia S. Braud