NI­COLE FORTUIN ‘Po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship can only do so much’

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - THE DESIGNER DUO - @ni­cole.fortuin

Ni­cole sup­ports the South African De­pres­sion and Anx­i­ety Group. ‘I know so many peo­ple who are suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion. It’s frus­trat­ing that there is a stigma, es­pe­cially in this day and age when so­cial me­dia has the po­ten­tial to make you feel in­ad­e­quate. Change is pos­si­ble when there is a col­lec­tive of peo­ple ad­vo­cat­ing for it. We of­ten un­der­es­ti­mate how much power we have. If we change the conversation, more can get done,’ says Ni­cole. is com­mit­ted to pa­tient ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion and des­tig­ma­ti­sa­tion of men­tal ill­ness in the coun­try.

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