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Mental illness hits more men than women

MENTAL ASYLUM: Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital

A report by Psychiatric Out-patient Disorder Consultations indicates that more men in Botswana are prone to mental illness than women.

Of the close to 42,000 individuals living with mental health related issues, 52.4 percent are men while 47.6 percent are women.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as a state in which people realize their potential in being productive and are able to cope with the normal life stress, while mental illness is a condition that affects the way one thinks, behaves, feels and also how they interact with other people.

In 2016, about 37,3...

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