JOHANNESBURG - If you're living with a serious mental illness in this country, you probably won't get treatment and care.
Only 27 percent of South Africans with acute mental health disorders get the help they need.
What's more, the national health department spends less than R100 per person, per year on mental health services.
Statistics show there's one suicide reported every hour in South Africa.
Only three percent of the national health budget is allocated for mental healthcare services.
Dr. Yogan Pillay says countries around the world, including South Africa, have not taken mental health services seriously and as a consequence have underinvested in mental illness health services.