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MHM JOURNAL

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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Kayla on 011 234 4837  media@anxiety.org.za

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It’s the small things that make a BIG difference. Sign up for the “My School | My Village | My Planet” Card and start making a difference to Mental Health in South Africa today.

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SPEAKING BOOKS

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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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SADAG is Africa’s 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]

 

SADAG HERO Henry Cock

 

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Henry will break the Men’s Guinness World Record for SADAG!

Tomorrow on the 21st of September SADAG celebrates an achievement with Henry Cock, who is by now a household name to the SADAG family. Henry is Breaking the World Men’s Record of the most consecutive half marathons!! That’s reaching 76 half marathons in 76 days!!

On the 8th of July, amidst the chaos of the pandemic and looting, Henry not only began his unusual journey to beat a Guinness World Record but at the same time raise Mental Health Awareness and funds for SADAG. His goal is to run 133 consecutive marathons, which is a total of 2800km, from from Kosi Bay to Vioolsdrift. Tomorrow , he will reach his first milestone by breaking the Men’s World Record of 76 consecutive half marathons!

Henry is very passionate about Mental Health as he had his own experiences in 2019. Henry shares, “The more I started to delve into my own personal experiences, the more I began to understand how important mental health is and the more I learnt that it is still a very stigmatized and a taboo subject. It takes great courage to speak out and recognize that you suffer from a mental disorder. The more we can open the conversation surrounding Mental Health, the greater the understanding and empathy will be for those that suffer.”

Henry believes that his target of 4 million Rand is not impossible. Henry has raised an outstanding R 708 016 so far. He says. “If I can raise 10c from every South African citizen I will reach my target. Will it come from every citizen? No, it won’t. I’m asking 8000 people to donate 10c for every kilometre I run in 2021, including my training. How much do I train? 300km a month. This works out to 1 coffee per month, per person. If I get just 10c from 8000 people for every km I do (my aim is 6000 km in total), I will aim for R4 Million by the end of the year to help people who don’t have funding to assist them with anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma - these are all special mental illnesses problems.”

SADAG’s Founder, Zane Wilson, and the SADAG team sends a special congratulations to Henry for his great achievement and a heartfelt gratitude to his commitment to raising awareness for Mental Health and raising funds for SADAG. We encourage everyone to please send congratulatory messages on his Instagram, keep a lookout for Henry while he runs through your city, join Henry on his daily runs and keep donating to help Henry help SADAG reach thousands of people in need through his Back-a-Buddy page.

Let’s all be more Mentally Aweh for our friends, our families, for ourselves and all of those around us!

To follow Henry on his journey or to participate, here are a few details:

1. Follow Henry on Instagram - @cock.henry
2. Share his content on social media
3. Visit his website – www.runhenryrun.co.za
4. Donate - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/mentally-aweh
5. Run with Henry and for more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keep an eye out as Henry passes through your city in September:

19-20 September – Knysna
21-22 September – Sedgefield
23 September – Wilderness
24-25 September – George
25-26 September – Mossel Bay
28-29 September – Still Bay
30 September – Aghulas

For any information on joining him , helping him, or supporting him please contact Fatima on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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SADAG are so proud of Henry who has donated SADAG Speaking Books to Mr Blaai and Mr Tembene at Concordia High School in Knysna this morning. Henry is running over 2800 kms for Mental Health and is visiting schools along his way to donate Speaking Books to help learners Make Mental Health Matter. To follow his record-breaking challenge and to donate to #MentallyAweh so he can help more schools along his route in the Eastern Cape - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/mentally-aweh 

 

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SUPPORT GROUPS

 

One of SADAG’s main objectives is to establish Support Groups in as many areas as possible, so that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to support. To date, SADAG has facilitated the establishment of over 160 Support Groups throughout the country.

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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.


 

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Depression & Suicide

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Radio presenter, GP and SADAG Board Member, Dr Sindi van Zyl, talks about identifying warning signs of Suicide and what to do to get help. She also shares her own personal experience of Depression and how she copes every day. Click here

 

 

Depressive Disorder And How To Cope

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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

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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.

 

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Shai Friedland (Cinical Psychologist) discusses Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the way people can get help should they be suffering from OCD. Click here to view the video.


 

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

     

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