THE SOUTH AFRICAN
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
GROUP

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IN THE WORKPLACE

New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

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

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The Depression and Anxiety Support Group is a not-for-profit organisation established to :

v Educate patients, families, mental health professional, and the general public concerning the nature and management of depressive and anxiety illnesses as treatable medical diseases.

v Foster self-help for patients and families.

v Eliminate discrimination and stigma.

v Improve access to care.

v Advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

These goals are carried out through :

v A network of 75 support groups throughout South Africa.

v Partnerships with the public, schools, universities and prisons.

v Educational materials, video tapes and publications on these disorders, including a quartely newsletter.

v Media outreach, including articles in print and electronic media.

v Advocacy, serving as a voice for the more than 10% of South Africans who suffer from depressive disorders each year.

This undertaking is accomplished by :

v Workshops and educational programmes countrywide.

v A full-time professional staff of 5, headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg.

v An 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. information line with free phone access, including Saturdays.

v A web site which can be visited via the internet at www.anxiety.org.za

v A referral service to experts and free services.

Our members are :

v People who have experienced depression or anxiety, their family and friends.

v Health care professionals, psychiatrists, doctors, social workers and psychiatric nurses, who care for people with depressive disorders.

v The general public.

 

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