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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
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New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

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

To find a Support Group in your area, please phone SADAG on (011) 234 4837.

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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Facebook Friday Online Chat
“The Power of a Support Group”

Friday, 30th February 1-2pm & 7-8pm

 

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One of the most powerful tools available to Mental Health patients, after medication and psychotherapy, is to have a strong support structure.  For those who feel as though their need for support extends beyond the reach of family and friends, or feel they don’t get understanding or help from them, support groups can provide the extra strength and encouragement needed along the way.

Most Support Group Leaders have started groups to help their communities get the support, information and advice they need and many of them started their own support groups because they understand the struggles and need as they too have experienced depression, or anxiety or another mental illness.
SADAG will be hosting a Facebook Friday chat this Friday, 30th February from 1-2pm, then again from 7-8pm with Support Group Leaders and Psychologists on how important support groups can be and what you can expect from the regular meetings. To log in to the chat, go to our website for the link www.sadag.org or go directly to our Facebook Page: “The South African Depression and Anxiety Group”

Benefit of Support Groups:

  • Gives you a voice and helps you to take control: A support group provides a place of stability and security, a place in which you can feel respected, nurtured and cared for, and above all it provides a “listening place”.
  • Is non-judgmental: There is a code of confidentiality within the group, and each member’s privacy and dignity is respected.
  • Provides information and referrals: Allows the sharing of pain: Knowing that someone else truly understands by virtue of having “been there”, brings a sense of relief, you are no longer alone with your pain.
  • Creates a culture of equality: A support group is the first place you can go where everyone understands and no one judges.
  • Works against isolation: By being around those who have recovered, gives the sufferer hope – “I’ve been where you are, it will get better

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SADAG knows it is important to have someone to turn to in times of trouble and distress, to have someone guide you through tough decisions and never judge you. That is the power of a Support Group. If you are looking for a group in your area, or would like to find out more information about the chat, please call a counsellor today on 0800 21 22 23 or SMS us on 31393.


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.

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.

Brought to you by Astra Zeneca


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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