COVID-19 Is Having a Serious Toll on South Africans’ Mental Health
More than 1,200 South African adults were polled by pharmaceutical company, Pharma Dynamics, in a survey aimed at understanding how the pandemic has affected mental health in the country.
The results showed that 56% of adults are experiencing higher levels of emotional and psychological stress than they were before the pandemic.
In a statement, Mental Health Portfolio Manager at Pharma Dynamics, Abdurahman Kenny, said that people who previously coped well under pressure are now struggling due to unprecedented stress triggers caused by the pandemic.
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