South Africa: Dr Charles Awuzie, CEO of Gemsbok Group, shares importance of mental health in men

South Africa: Dr Charles Awuzie, the CEO of Gemsbok Group (Pty) Ltd, a South African Technology and Green Energy conglomerate, shared a social media post on social media regarding mental health issues in South Africa.

South Africa: Dr Charles Awuzie, CEO of Gemsbok Group, shares importance of mental health in men
South Africa: Dr Charles Awuzie, CEO of Gemsbok Group, shares importance of mental health in men Image credit: Facebook

South Africa: Dr Charles Awuzie, the CEO of Gemsbok Group (Pty) Ltd, a South African Technology and Green Energy conglomerate, shared a social media post on social media regarding mental health issues in South Africa.

While sharing the post “From a Man in South Africa to Other Men in South Africa” on January 7, 2022, he stated that he does not subscribe to the Black coffee part – especially because he didn’t live with Black coffee and his ex-wife. But he wants to point something out to people who live in South Africa – Parental alienation is ruining the mental health of several fathers and their children.

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As per the social media post shared by Awuzie, according to Dr Mxolisi Welcome Ngwenya, approximately 13,774 deaths were reported in 2019 because of mental-health-related problems. In total, 10,861 of the deaths were men. This represents 78.8% of mental-health-related deaths.

He further said that major causes of mental breakdown in males in South Africa include Parental Alienation, Debts and broken romantic relationships – these also form the root of Violence in the country, including the evil Gender Based Violence against women. Most men are becoming extremely frustrated, and this is scary.

Awuzie mentioned that men in South Africa should normalise seeking Therapy. Men should talk. Men should support one another. As a good man, embrace the brother Code. Do not put your fellow man down because of money or a girl. Encourage your girlfriend to allow her baby daddy access to their children. A man’s enemy is another man. Men inflict the worst pain on one another – decide to be a man who looks after other men. If you have a Son, that’s another man. Keep an eye on his mental health. Understand that your son is at a higher risk of a mental breakdown than you. Be present. Be intentional. Seek healing for your son’s sake. The son of a broken father will grow into a broken man. Your first assignment is raising a whole child – we fail when we raise broken children.

“As I said, this post has nothing to do with Black Coffee or what happened with his ex-wife. We don’t have all the details. But Men in South Africa deserve a Real Men’s Conference – not the fake 14th February conference where we play hide and seek,” his post mentioned.

The message by CEO Awuzie said, “If you are a woman in South Africa and you have a son, a male partner, a brother or a father, you have a reason to worry about the mental health of the male in your life. You also play a role in fixing the mental health breakdown of the men in your life, starting with your son. My name is Charles Awuzie, and I say Yes to the real men’s Conference.”