THE SOUTH AFRICAN
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
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IN THE WORKPLACE

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

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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]


Help Us Learn More About Living With Depression
 & How We Can Improve Our Services

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This survey is anonymous and will assist us gain a better understanding of the issues facing South Africans who suffer from Depression.
We would like to understand your experiences with Depression; your treatment choices, and the barriers or hurdles you may have faced.

Please click here to take our quick online survey

 

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26 aug 2016

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Suffering from Anxiety and Panic – words from the Founder of SADAG

Between 16 and 23% of South Africans suffer from Panic attacks or an Anxiety Disorder. This is not simply nerves before a meeting, or butterflies in your stomach on your big day – Anxiety Disorders affect people’s lives and prevents them from achieving their goals, earning a living, maintaining relationships, driving a car, or even leaving the house.

Out of the blue, imagine if your heart starts racing, your fingers go numb, your vision becomes blurred, you start sweating, and your chest closes. All you can think of is having a heart attack or dying. For up to 4% of South Africans, this is a daily reality. It’s called Panic Disorder – and there is effective treatment.

Panic Awareness Day is very close to our hearts since our Founder, Zane Wilson, who suffered from Panic herself started SADAG 23 years ago to help people living with the debilitating illness. See her video message as you recover, click here

 

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.

Brought to you by Aspen GSK

 

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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