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LifeLine Johannesburg provides counselling and connects with people, giving them the tools they need to better handle stress...


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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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If stress is impacting you, call a helpline in South Africa for free, confidential help

Extreme stress can seriously impact your mental health and quality of life. If you're feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with your responsibilities, help is available. You can get support from 3 helplines in South Africa. Reach out if you're experiencing any of the following:

  • Irritable, angry, and impatient.
  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath.
  • Physical aches, tense muscles, and pains.
  • Decreased sexual function such as loss of interest in sex or inability to enjoy it.
  • Having difficulty relaxing and unwinding.
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing.
  • Low energy and lack of motivation.
  • Excessive sweating in the hands.

It's hard to relax and switch off when your mind is racing with thoughts about work, relationships, family, finances and anything else that's stressing you out. The worry and fear you experience consumes a lot of mental energy, making it hard to keep up with life's demands. However, there are healthy ways to cope.

You may feel that you should be able to handle your problems on your own, but there's a lot of strength in reaching out for help. If you contact a hotline in South Africa, you'll be connected to a counselor or volunteer who can help carry your burdens. Sometimes simply opening up to someone can make you feel lighter.

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


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