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New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP

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SPEAKING BOOKS

suicide book

Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

depression book

SADAG is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group. On this website you will find comprehensive mental health information and resources to help you, a family member or loved one. [Read more]

 

 

Update On SADAG'S Advocacy Work For Gauteng Mentally Ill Patients

We Continue To Work To Prevent Unnecessary And Tragic Loss Of Life

 

This week you will have seen the increased amount of media on the tragic death of 36 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni Hospitals to NGOs around Gauteng in June this year.  

A call for action for a proper investigation and accountability from the Gauteng MEC, we also welcome the Ministers of Health order for the Health Ombudsman to investigate the issue. We hope that by creating more awareness through press and media, we can highlight this tragedy with the public.

International media is also taking an interest in this issue.
This terrible situation emphasises the importance of Mental Health Rights for patients living with mental illness in South Africa.

We must prevent more deaths and ensure the proper treatment and care for all mentally ill patients throughout SA.

Special thanks to the SADAG Team who has spearheaded the project, and to Section 27’s Legal Team, SASOP, SA Federation for MH and the brave family members who have shared their stories.

Zane Wilson
Founder

This is how  EWN commented on this tragedy

36 deaths

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Ask the Doctor

MEN AND DEPRESSION

Men in South Africa battle to come forward with mental health problems due often to the stigma attached to mental health. Dr Korb, psychiatrist and psychologist makes it clear and easy to understand the many ways to get help and a diagnosis. Click here.

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ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS

Dr Colinda Linde, well known CBT expert, specializing in panic and anxiety, answers questions you may have after you have received your diagnosis. Click here.

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BIPOLAR DISORDER

If you have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Dr Leigh Jeanet, Sandton Psychiatrist, specialising in bipolar will answer some of the questions you may have, after your diagnosis. Click here.

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Do You want to check your Mental Health?
Questionnaires below

  • If you think you may have Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you have Bipolar Disorder take this self rating questionnaire and discuss the findings with your mental health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you may have PTSD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you may have Panic & Anxiety take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here
  • If you think you may have Postnatal Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here
  • If you think you may have ADHD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here

     

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