By Basetsana Makhalemele
MENTAL health problems have been on the rise in South Africa and this is seen from the
rise in the number of people who commit suicide.
Most people still don’t know where to go for help and others are too scared to seek help.
According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) one in six
people in South Africa suffer from anxiety, depression or substance abuse problems.
These statistics still do not include people suffering from more serious conditions such
as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
The low numbers of psychologists in the country is also not helping the situation.
This is why people such as Dr Thato Ramabele are a gift.
Ramabele is a clinical psychologist in private practice located in Bloemfontein and
assessing, diagnosing and intervening in patients dealing with life challenges is what
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