The importance of finding the right mental health care practitioner

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Suppose you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other mental health condition. In that case, it can be challenging to find a mental health care provider. Let alone the right one for you. Although no mental health clinic or practitioner has the same modus operandi, you need to find one that suits you.

It is essential to realise that there are a lot of different mental health clinics doing exceptional clinical work. It can also sometimes be intimidating finding a mental health care provider, due to the stigma still having an impact on seeking help.

Taking Your Power Back

One in six South Africans has a mental health disorder. Because of the stigma and prejudice surrounding mental health issues, there is little to no support for people in this demographic. When a government doesn’t adequately address mental illness, instances of chronic absenteeism in the workforce become more pronounced.

The quality of work decreases and employees are less effective and productive. Considering the prevalence of mental illness in South Africa and the fact that the relative government departments do not prioritise mental health, it stands to reason that the impact on the economy of a workforce struggling with problems related to mental illness can only be a negative one.

If we look back at how this year has impacted us mentally, we start realising that mental health conditions are much more prevalent than we thought. We also start noticing the lack of support from the Government in this regard, which will eventually lead to detrimental consequences.

By prioritising mental health and providing patients with the appropriate care, the consequences will not only impact the individual but the socio economic climate as well. At ZwavelStream, we understand the limitations and impact of the political and socio-economic environment on mental wellbeing.

Our mental health professionals are leaders in their respective fields, which puts them in a unique position to provide enhanced patient care through effective advocacy.

Influences like stigma and prejudice can negatively affect an individual’s mental state, and it is because of this that we deal with our patients in a manner that is professional and respectful to restore and maintain their dignity. By providing support, understanding, and access to private psychiatric care, we establish a foundation on which healing can begin.



By prioritising mental health and providing patients with the appropriate care, the consequences will not only impact the individual but the socio-economic climate as well.

Feb 15, 2018

ZwavelStream Team | Mental Health Leaders

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