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Resilience and social support of young adults living with mental illness in the city of Tshwane, Gauteng province, South Africa

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Title Resilience and social support of young adults living with mental illness in the city of Tshwane, Gauteng province, South Africa
 
Creator Hadebe, Nok'khanya F. Ramukumba, Tendani S.
 
Subject Mental Health Nursing resilience; social support; young adults; mental illness; family support; supportive relationships
Description Background: Young adults living with mental illnesses often experience a flood of powerful negative emotions, including anger, anxiety, and depression. Some of these young adults remain trapped in those negative emotions long after the stressful events that caused them have passed, while resilient young adults without mental illness are able to quickly bounce back to their normal emotional state.Objectives: The objective of the study was to explore social support of young adults living with mental illnesses in the City of Tshwane. Methods: This was a qualitative explorative study done in the City of Tshwane in 2018 among young adults living with mental illnesses, using a semi-structured interview schedule.Results: Those young adults living with mental illness who had support from family and friends were able to cope with stressful challenges and had a better outlook for the future, while those who perceived their relationship with friends and family as not supportive reported low self-esteem and difficulties dealing with challenging and stressful situations in their lives.Conclusion: Resilience was seen in those young people living with mental illness with support from family and friends, who had positive future prospects, those with high self-esteem, and those who were able to adapt to changing situations beyond their control.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-12-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v43i1.2084
 
Source Curationis; Vol 43, No 1 (2020); 7 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2084/2839 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2084/2838 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2084/2840 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2084/2837
 
Coverage — — 18-35 years
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Nok’khanya F. Hadebe, Tendani S. Ramukumba https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0