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Sadag: Matric failures add to depression

Sadag has been inundated with calls from matriculants who failed their exams.

Sadag has been inundated with calls from matriculants who failed their exams.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) says it's been inundated with calls from matriculants who failed their exams.

Matric results were announced on Tuesday by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Sadag says just the day before a pupil took his own life.

The organisation's Cathy Chambers is urging those who need counselling to contact them.

"The most important thing is that it is going to be okay and this is one step in the long journey. They are so many options available to you to apply for supplementaries now in February, re-marks, doing bridging courses or going for career counselling."