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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
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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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Matching Challenge Social Media

Over the last six months, we’ve had the most wonderful help and recognition for Mental Health – together with the never ending requests for our support. We hear from people who just want help and those whose lives have been touched by sadness, whom lost loved ones, family members suffering from bipolar, depression and panic disorder as well as a growing amount of children being bullied.

Amazingly, the generous donations that we receive assist us in funding the ever increasing phone bills despite the absence of any support from the major telecommunications companies in South Africa such as Telkom, MTN, Cell C or Vodacom. We rely greatly on phone services to connect us with the people that need our help.

We help everyone – anywhere in South Africa, any age, gender or race – we are here to help!

The fundraising cycle race in memory of Douglas M, was a great success and we had donations that amounted to over R30,000. We also received very generous donations from a private engineering company of R200,000, R42,000 from Back-A-Buddy, R35,000 from Hi-Tech Sports, R45,000 from Maddison Advertising, R25,000 from AECI and R5,000 from Galderma as well as many many others. All the donations make a huge difference in keeping our Toll-free helplines open.

Christmas and the season of giving is almost upon us, and whilst for most of us this is the time to celebrate with family and friends, for many it’s a dreaded time of the year – where loneliness and despair is all they can look forward to. So please consider including us in your gift giving or encourage your friends and colleagues to join you in donating even R100 each.

Best of all – in the spirit of Christmas giving, an incredibly generous donor has guaranteed to MATCH ALL DONATIONS up to the amount of R100,000 starting on November 20th and ending on New Year’s Eve. Whether R50, R500 or R5000 he will match it.

PLEASE SUPPORT US AND GET MATCHED!

DONATE NOW! Donate below or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our banking details or tax benefits.

Wishing you very Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.

 

A donation to SADAG is a donation to support those suffering from mental health

SADAG is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.

We need your help to keep our helplines running. As a NGO our helplines are not funded by The Department of Health, so we rely entirely on charitable donations like yours to fund our vital work

Why choose SADAG?

We get things done. And we’re not going to stop supporting those suffering from mental illness; help those who need help; prevent suicide; be a voice for people with mental health problems.

How your donation is used

Here are a few things your donations pay for:

▪ R50 will enable us to help five callers with their Mental Health problems.
▪ R100 will enable us to post 25 brochures and information packs to callers who have contacted the Helpline.
▪ R500 will allow us to print new brochures.
▪ R1 000 will help us train additional SADAG counsellors for the Call Centre.
▪ R8 000 will cover the cost of one School Talk Teen Suicide Prevention.

Your support will ensure that every caller who contacts the SADAG Helpline will receive both the counselling and referrals necessary.

 

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Please Note: Once you've made your donation, please inform us via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that we can personally thank you.

 

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South African Depression and Anxiety Group.
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Branch Code 251255
Account Number 59251150677

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