Here’s How You Can Save Someone’s Life This Black Friday

Step one, you say we need to talk.


Megan Flemmit |

This entire week we’ve been inundated with Black Friday specials. ‘Save up to 75%’ shouts the signs plastered on doors at major retailers. The deals are also littered over social media. It’s a day we look forward to eagerly to get our hands on all the products we need at a fraction of the cost.

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While you’re working out your budget for Black Friday, consider taking a percentage of your budgeted amount and donating it to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). By donating the money to SADAG you can help save the life of someone in a crisis.

2018 has been a tough a year for many people. With the tragic deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Mac Miller, we’re moving into an era where we focus on mental health. According to SADAG, since the death of HHP they’ve been inundated with calls from people who feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate for crisis intervention for depression and suicidal feelings.

SADAG says that  five times more men than women commit suicide each year. Many of whom can’t afford specialised treatment and care, and whom often need immediate intervention. This is why it’s important to give men and women access to the kinds of services SADAG provides. SADAG offers telephonic counselling, crisis intervention and Suicide Prevention strategies.

So while you’re shopping online for the best Black Friday deals consider donating to them. You can do it from the comfort of your laptop or phone. Anything you donate goes directly to helping pay for their crisis lines.

These are the Black Friday ‘deals’ that you can donate towards:

sadag black friday deals

While these are their specific Black Friday deals nothing stops you from donating to them at any time. They appreciate any help you can provide. Click on the button below to donate and help them save a life.

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