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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.

depression book

As the walk progresses through the towns along the route, public talks are planned to educate communities around mental illness, with a specific focus on depression, anxiety and mood disorders. A focal point of this initiative is also to promote mental wellness, and the benefits of exercise as one of the strategies to combat depression. NHN Private Hospitals will be joining the Crazy for Walking initiative with members participating in the walk. They will also create nationwide awareness for Walking for mental health.
 
Louw says: “We’re encouraging all South Africans to do something a little different on 10 October, in celebration of World Mental Health Day and in solidarity with people suffering with mental illness. The initiative will include engagement with media, public figures and the public to participate, and to share their participation across Social Media, particularly Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
“We want to bring attention to a serious issue, in a fun manner,” says Nicolene Cronje, Project Manager. “We want people to activate their “inner child” and to demonstrate that suffering from mental illness, does not mean you can’t cope. Walking 1500km, is tough! In addition, we want to encourage people to seek help and where necessary, direct them to the appropriate resources and provide simple guidelines to improve mental wellness.”
 
If you want to get more involved in the campaign, or if you want more details of the initiative, go to the Facebook page @crazyforwalking.
 
For further info please call Nicolene Cronje at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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