FAMILY DISORGANISATION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A SOUTH AFRICAN MINING COMMUNITY

Charity Chenga, Freek Cronjé

Abstract


Family disorganisation and mental health in mining communities in South Africa are not
unique, but it is the unique nature of mining communities that creates the risk factors and the
types of service provisions that exacerbate the vulnerability of these communities (Gylfason,
2001). At the same time, it is the nature of mental health that makes it a largely ignored health
problem in these communities. These are burning and relevant issues and the focus of this
article.

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