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South African Federation For Mental Health Helpline
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South African Federation For Mental Health Helpline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help...

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Feeling anxious or worried? Contact a hotline in South Africa for free and confidential help

Anxiety can affect anyone. It can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, especially if it's not something you've experienced before. But you're not alone in what you're going through. If you think you might be experiencing anxiety, there are {{numberofresults}} in South Africa who are there to help. Anxiety symptoms may look like:

  • Restlessness, fidgeting, or can't seem to sit still
  • Feeling irritable or on edge
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shutting off in situations where you feel threatened
  • Suddenly feeling hot or cold
  • Feeling like you can't calm down
  • Excessive worry
  • Sudden shortness of breath

All of these are normal symptoms of anxiety. Some of these are similar to what you might feel during stressful times, but with anxiety, you might feel these even when there isn't anything causing you to be stressed. Some people also experience anxiety or panic attacks, which are sudden moments of very intense panic or fear.

It's important to remind yourself that what you're going through is normal. You are not alone – there are people in South Africa who understand and can help.

For free and confidential support with anxiety, consider contacting a hotline in South Africa today.


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