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New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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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]

SADAG needs more volunteers for busy Suicide Call Center in Sandton

 

The SADAG Call Centre answers up to 600 calls a day and handles hundreds of emails, SMS’s, Facebook, and Twitter posts. SADAG, now in its 25th year of running an 20 line call centre for callers dealing with all Mental Health issues, including running the country’s only Suicide Helpline. SADAG is in need of more volunteer telephone Counsellors. The need for more people on our shifts, is due to the massive publicity over the past few months which has led to an increase in calls to the call centre on a daily basis.

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New volunteers attend a 2 day Training Workshop which will be taking place on 29th of September & 6th of October 2018. The training also includes 12 onsite sessions in the call center while working with senior counsellors.

Click here for more information

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World Suicide Prevention Day - 10 September 2018

The recent suicides of beloved figures; Professor Bongani Mayosi, American fashion designer Kate Spade and Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain have left the world stunned by the effects of Suicide and Depression.

All of these public figures were hugely successful and surrounded by family, friends and admirers. This reminds us of how prevalent Depression and Suicide's are all over the world. SADAG are inundated with calls and have had to increase the number of counsellors on shift to manage the influx of callers.

World Suicide Awareness Day is on Sunday the 10th of September, and SADAG aims to raise awareness about the warning signs of Suicide, provide free online Facebook experts, as well as provide those that have lost a loved one to Suicide with a place to share, connect and get help. Suicide can devastate entire families and communities. We need to get people help before it is too late.

SADAG receives calls everyday from youth who are sad, depressed, been raped or being bullied, or adults who have lost their jobs, people who are recently divorce, or struggling with financial issues, not being able to afford health treatment, or the loss of a loved one and becoming deeply lonely, SADAG are here to help .

In South Africa, one in three people will or do have a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. There are 23 completed suicides in South Africa every day, and a further 460 attempted suicides every 24 hours.

Suicide Prevention Toolkit

75% of people who commit Suicide, tell someone first. If you are a parent, teacher, community leader, family member, friend or partner - everyone needs to learn how to identify depression and warning signs of Suicide and how to get help. Please make use of this important online Suicide Prevention Tool Kit below to access helpful self-tips, how to identify warning signs, posters and ways to get help.

  • Always be prepared, here are Three ways to assess for suicide risk.

  • Safety Plan - Learn about the warning signs of Suicide and how to help a loved one.

  • Myths about Suicide that serve to support and sustain the social stigma of Suicide

  • Click here to watch some educational video's about Suicide Prevention.

  • Can stigma Impact Men With Depression? Learn about Men and Depression by watching this informative video by Psychiatrist, Dr Frans Korb.

  • Identify the warning signs of Teen Suicide and get guidance on how to help a loved one or friend by taking a look at this brochure.

Please share this toolkit with friends, family, your community and even via social media - help us reach more people and prevent suicides.

 

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.

 

ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS

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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.


 

ZAMO MBELE INTERVIEW

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Clinical Psychologist, Zamo Mbele discusses Depression and ways in which you can cope. Click here to view the video.


 

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.

 

MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION

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Nkini Phasha speaks on the stigma surrounding mental health and discrimination that people endure within communities. Click here to view the video.


 

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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