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If you are interested in starting a Support Group, please contact Naazia on (011) 234 4837.

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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.

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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]

     
 

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SADAG & ED TV “SHARE” Launch dynamic New Show Dedicated to Making Mental Health Matter


The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) in partnership with ED TV (DSTV 190) which was launched earlier this year, will be initiating a brand new TV show “Share”.

A talk show dedicated to discussing, Mental Health issues such as, Anxiety, Teen Depression, Exam Stress, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Festive Season Blues, Self-Mutilation, Suicide, Coping with Peer Pressure, and so much more. The first show will be airing at 4pm on Thursday, 11th December. The show targets youth and their parents to discuss issues that many experience on a daily basis.

With 1 in 3 people who will suffer from a Mental Health Illness in their lifetime, these conversations that SADAG Guests, Mental Health Experts and everyday people share will be relevant to so many South Africans. 

It is important to share these topics, learn how to identify someone who is battling depression, or struggling with an addiction even who has become a victim of abuse or bullying. You will learn ways of helping them access treatment, learn necessary coping tools, support and resources to help them with day-to-day stressors.

“SHARE” will be broadcast every Thursday at 4pm with a lineup of amazing pre-recorded shows, the first being the 11th December on Dealing with Substance Abuse Over the Festive season.

On 18th December, we will be talking about “Coping with the Stressors Over the Festive Season”, 25th December Hannah Viviers (SHARE presenter) SADAG Guests and Experts will be SHARING how YOU can find the joy over the Holidays even when it is stressful. Meryl Da Costa, Press Officer for SADAG says, “We are very enthusiastic to be a part of SHARE, this is a great opportunity to reach so many young people. We have an important responsibility on our hands and because of this, each and every episode has top experts SHARE information, and helpful resources that are easily accessible to all”.

During and after the airing of ”SHARE”, SADAG’s Toll-Free Helplines 0800 20 50 26 will be displayed to ensure that all South Africans, irrespective of their location, can reach out to SADAG for help, information, self-help tips, support and referrals.

ED TV’s current viewership (August 2014) noted by DSTV is approximately 4million people in South Africa and is broadcast in over 49 other countries across Africa. We are hoping that this interactive show will further destigmatise the myths around Mental Health Illnesses.

Join SADAG and Hannah Viviers from 16:00 every Thursday for an engaging and informative show on Mental Health.

 

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

 

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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