n African Journal of Psychiatry - 15 tips to manage your mental health in 2012 : patients as partners - brought to you by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group




It's 2012 and many of us have promised to make this year a 'better' one. We make resolutions and promises but we don't always stick to them. "Many people don't know where to start or how to tackle the problems," says SADAG's Zane Wilson. 2011 was a very tough year for many South Africans and heading into the new year - getting back into work and school and all the emotional, physical and financial responsibilities this includes - can be hard and many people are struggling to cope. "People may already be suffering hardship and for those experiencing depression, anxiety or trauma, the start of the new year may not be as easygoing as they'd like," says psychologist Lee-Ann Hartman.


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