Katlego Mpshe, a BEd student, thinks that “This is a great initiative because it will hopefully eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. I hope we as students will now care more about one another and actually ask how the other person is doing.”

The “How are you?” movement will have an event on 23 July and another on 15 October, which is Mental Health Awareness Day. There are more days planned by the movement.

Dr Madiba said “this is a buildup from what last year’s march. We want to make it a non-hit and run affair where it just happens once and people forget about it. We will continue to have more events. It will not just be a 2015 affair.”

 

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