- By: Ben Wikner
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/ben-wikner
It takes courage to beat Depression and Anxiety in the face of mental health stigma and descrimination. South African society has been slow to change attitudes in addressing this illness, yet one in three South Africans will need to overcome depression at some point in their lives.
I use the power of running to highlight support for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group, by raising funds to assist those in need of their services.
On 31 October 2020, I will be running the CSI Irene Farm Half Marathon to raise awareness and money for this cause and I know that your support in beating this illness will help change attitudes.