World Mental Health Day (WMHD) takes place annually on 10th October. In 2021, SAFMH along with The World Federation for Mental Health, calls on countries to actualise accessible, quality mental healthcare for all. For South Africa, the most unequal country in the world in 2019, this call is especially pertinent. While we have made great strides in improving mental health care in the country, there are key areas in our policy, theoretical orientation, human and financial resources that we can improve to make mental health services more accessible.
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