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We are raising funds to donate to The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) through BackaBuddy, a South African Crowdfunding platform.
SADAG is a Mental Health NGO whose work includes patient advocacy, mental health education, and the destigmatisation of mental illness. They offer free telephonic counseling and support groups for Mental Health issues. They are also involved in projects such as teen suicide prevention and mental health education and awareness.

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Who is SADAG

Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a critical issue in South Africa.

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa with mental health queries.

SADAG is a Non-Profit Organisation, a Registered Section 21 Company, with an 18a tax exemption. It has on its board a powerful team of Patients, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practitioners. SADAG was established twenty years ago to serve as a support network for the thousands of South Africans who live with mental health problems. Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people will, or do, suffer from a mental illness. SADAG manages a 16-line counselling-and-referral call centre, and is the voice of patient advocacy, working in urban, peri-urban, and the most rural communities across South Africa.