Dr. Ingrid Daniels
Chief Executive Officer, Cape Mental Health, President: World Federation for Mental Health
There are a few essentials humanity cannot live without. The most important of these is our dignity, our inherent value and worth as human beings. For many, the experiences of living with a mental illness strips them of their dignity. It is incumbent on us to ensure that our services restore dignity, and develop a personhood to face society as equals. Cape Mental Health, the oldest community-based mental health NGO in South Africa joined the World Dignity Project at its inception. This organisation holds aloft its umbrella of care and advocacy to restore dignity to persons with mental health needs and address factors that erode their dignity.