Amanda Black & Donald Raise Mental Illness Awareness Amid Lockdown Preparations – People circulating the country have been expressing the views on social media for people to remain calm following a 21-day national lockdown was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday.
Now, as announced the lockdown will come into effect on Thursday at midnight.
While most are wavering with uncertainty and consumed with panic, agitation, some musicians such as Amanda Black motivated her followers to pay attention and support those who struggle from anxiety and depression.
“Love and light and a couple of virtual hugs for everyone who’s going through it right now. Not knowing how they’ll make ends meet come month-end. Sparkles.
“Especially those dealing with mental illness not knowing how they’ll get through this. Anxiety attacks, depression episodes and list goes on. Qina mchana and seek professional or close friend help. Even if it’s telephonically you can do this!” she wrote, revealing that news of the lockdown had left her with insomnia and anxiety.
Musician Donald also urged his followers to reach out to a friend who may be struggling.
“I can’t stress this enough, depression and anxiety are at an all time high right now. Please call or text someone and tell them you love them. Please,” he wrote.