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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

The customizable 16-page book, read by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood by everyone across the world.

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 countries.

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Depression can be very damaging when left untreated. If you suspect that your teen is depressed, bring up your concerns in a loving, non-judgmental way. Here are  ways to help a depressed teenager

Focus on listening, not lecturing. 

Resist any urge to criticize or pass judgment once your teenager begins to talk. The important thing is that your child is communicating. 

Be gentle but persistent.  
Don't give up if they shut you out at first. Talking about depression can be very tough for teens. Even if they want to, they may have a hard time expressing what they're feeling. 

Acknowledge their feelings.  

Don't try to talk your teen out of depression, even if their feelings or concerns appear silly or irrational to you. 

Trust your gut. 

If your teen claims nothing is wrong but has no explanation for what is causing the depressed behaviour, you should trust your instincts.

Combat social isolation. 

Do what you can to keep your teen connected to others. Encourage them to go out with friends or invite friends over.

For help: 

Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567

SADAG Mental Health Line: 011 234 4837

Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24 Hour 0861 435 787

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