Last week Al Jazeera screened a roundtable discussion about mental health on the Stream, its online TV show. The chat covered the impact of mental illness on people around the world, in particular the youth, and some of the global issues causing mental health to be a taboo subject in many societies.
The studio participants included a teacher with obsessive compulsive disorder, a psychologist, a mental health advocate and a senior counsellor from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group. I also had the honour of sharing my perspective in a video clip featured in the show. This episode turned out to be an illuminating, well-balanced conversation on one of the most relevant and controversial topics in healthcare. Please watch it when you have a moment.