Zimbabwe is a developing country situated in the south central part of Africa with an estimated population of 14 million and an estimated 1.3 million Zimbabweans suffer from some form of mental disorder. Statistics shows that there are 91 390 mentally ill patients with 7 763 new mentally ill patients being recorded in 2014 alone.According to research 1 in 4 people worldwide will develop one or more mental disorder in their lifetime.
Do you feel not in control, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious? Or have you been diagnosed with a mental health condition?
Problems that may be faced by people with mental health problems include:
- Lack of family and community support
- Stigma and discrimination
- Social isolation
- Lack of effective and rehabilitation facilities
- Alcohol and drug or substance abuse
- Antisocial behaviour
- Higher risk of unemployment
- Risk of self-harm and suicide
- Lack of self esteem
- Substance induced psychosis
If you feel any of the above or have experienced it then you may need help with your mental health.
What does ASAC offer:
- Telephonic counselling in safe and confidential environment
- Referrals to other effective services for long term interventions
- Training and education for psychological interventions
- Suicide risk assessment
- Public awareness programmes
- Support groups for people directly and indirectly affected with mental health problems
Mental health problems can be controlled. Assist individuals to get help early .Early identification of the problem is important.