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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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The WHO World Mental Health Survey (2018) results indicate that one third of first year university students have a readily diagnosable mental health condition. Prof Jason Bantjes, from Stellenbosch University, contends that 25% of South African university students have expressed suicide ideation; at least 12% suffer from Depression and a further 15% grapple with Anxiety.
So often students don’t know how to get help when they are feeling helpless, hopeless, stressed and struggling to cope.

SADAG is giving Students, Parents, Community Members and Friends the opportunity to get FREE online help to understand more about the pressure, stress or issues a student may be dealing with at University, College or school.
Are you a parent who has found that Primary School is a huge adjustment for your child? Struggling to get them in a routine? Wondering how your child will deal with social anxiety or bullying at school?

Teens are the most at risk age group for Depression and Suicide. High School learners struggle to fit in. Many high school learners struggle with relationship issues, bullying, learning difficulties, substance abuse and even family problems.
There are a variety of reasons why a University student may be struggling to cope, it can be a combination of issues such as family problems, relationships, problems with starting a new semester, death of a loved one, a recent trauma, moving away from home, struggling to cope with stress of academics and the pressure of university tests and exams, etc. Clinical Psychologist, Charity Mkone says “Mental Health Matters… You Matter.”

Join the FREE online #FacebookFriday 'Ask the Dr' on 15 February discussing Students and Mental Health. Join the chat 1pm - 2pm with Clinical Psychologist Suntosh Pillay, and again at 7pm - 8pm with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Charity Mkone. Click here to visit our Facebook Page.

We are providing a free online chat so that we are able to provide more support and free help to people across the country who maybe wouldn’t be able to afford to see a professional face to face.

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To join the chats, LIKE SADAG’s Facebook Page: The South African Depression and Anxiety Groupor go to www.sadag.org. Facebook Users that would like to remain anonymous can send a email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and SADAG will ask on their behalf. For free telephonic counselling call 0800 456 789 or send an SMS to 31393 and a counsellor will call you back.

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