Mental health – where are you in the spectrum?
Mental health can be regarded as a spectrum; one in which it is normal to move around during your lifetime.
The reality is that many people struggle with their mental health from time to time, and that as many as one in three South Africans will suffer from a mental health disorder in his or her lifetime. And with the current Covid-19 pandemic making life even more challenging than usual, medical schemes are seeing a sharp increase in claims related to mental health.
Looking after your mental health is extremely important, as your physical, social, and financial wellbeing are all closely tied to your mental health. Use the table below to see where you are in the spectrum, and to seek out appropriate help when you need it.
See below for a spectrum of what you may be feeling or experiencing; what you can do about it, and where the Scheme can help; plus some handy resources and additional information.