Interventions to improve pharmacist counselling of mental healthcare patients at Weskoppies Hospital

  • K Munisi Weskoppies Hospital
  • T Rammutla Weskoppies Hospital
  • R Vagiri Weskoppies Hospital

Abstract

Mental health disorders are a major public health problem worldwide. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), one in six South Africans suffers from anxiety, depression or substance-use problems (and this excludes bipolar disorder and schizophrenia).1 Furthermore, research also reveals that over 40% of people living with HIV in South Africa have a diagnosable mental disorder and less than 16% of sufferers receive treatment for mental illnesses. Many of these problems may be due to personal and social problems or reactions to life events such as physical illness or unemployment.1

Author Biographies

K Munisi, Weskoppies Hospital

Weskoppies Hospital, Department of Health, Gauteng Province, South Africa

T Rammutla, Weskoppies Hospital

Weskoppies Hospital, Department of Health, Gauteng Province, South Africa

R Vagiri, Weskoppies Hospital

Weskoppies Hospital, Department of Health, Gauteng Province and College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Published
2020-08-31
Section
Forum