Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in South Africa and around the world. A survey found that 16.5% of South Africa’s adult population suffered from some or other form of mental disorder in the 12 months it covered. Fortunately, much progress has been made in the last two decades in treating mental illnesses. As a result, many mental conditions can be effectively treated with one or a combination therapies. Even the most serious mental health conditions can be treated.