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Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida is determined to breakdown the stigma around mental illness!

Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida is determined to breakdown the stigma around mental illness!

Shudufhazo Musida is using her platform as Miss South Africa to launch an online initiative.

When she took the crown in October last year Musida said she wanted to focus on raising awareness around mental health.

For her new venture, she has partnered with the South African depressions and Anxiety Group,

(Sadag) and together they plan to speak to experts on topics ranging from teen depression to the difference between mental health and mental illness

As I mentioned on the final night of Miss SA that I would like to start a mindful movement; one that aims to inform how we as a society view mental health and de-stigmatizing it.

“I'm so excited and proud to announce #MindfulMondays, a series of conversations I will be having with experts on mental health and how to prioritize not only your wellbeing but also of those around us,” she said in an Instagram post.

She said there was a “profound need” to speak on how mental health should be de-stigmatized.

" ... the more we talk about it, the more we'll learn and understand the complexities of this issue.”

Sadag said in a statement on Sunday that it was “proud and honored to have a platform with Miss SA to have these important conversations around mental health, and to help break the stigma around mental illness in the country”.

“By using her powerful platform and her compassion towards mental health, we hope to debunk myths, encourage people to seek help, and share practical self-help tips for people to use as part of their mental wellness.”

Musa's first guest will be a clinical psychologist and Sadag board member Zamo Mbele.

“Their discussion will include the difference between mental health and mental illness; mental health stats in SA; how it impacts people; what are some of the different types of mental

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