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SADAG is Africa‚Äôs 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]

14 dec 2018
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NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

 

SADAG experiences a dramatic influx of calls

 

Following the sad and tragic announcement of Jabulani Tsambo aka HHP's passing last week, The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
themselves have been overwhelmed and inundated again with calls from people who feel completely helpless, hopeless and desperate for crisis intervention for depression and even suicide.

This week, we have had so many great numbers of additional suicide callers, concerned family members and even work colleagues calling in to ask for help, information and emergency intervention. Our volunteer counsellors have been fielding hundreds of calls per day, while more people have been reaching out via emails, SMSs and social media.

SADAG is not funded at all by government for the Suicide Helplines, and we have to constantly source money from private donations or corporate's to help pay for the telephone calls. We need more funds, we usually receive up to 600 calls per day, but with the shock and sadness of HHP's death, and the increased press, social media and awareness around depression and suicide, the calls have increased drastically and we need more funds from companies.

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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

     

South African Depression &amp Anxiety Group