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SADAG has over 160 free Support Groups. To find out more about joining or starting a Support Group click here.


Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM Volume 9 Issue 1

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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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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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Welcome to SADAG
Africa's Largest Mental Health Organisation

Please look for Helpline numbers on the right hand side. Look at the top for Mental Health Information & Help. On the Left Hand Side for Miscellaneous Help.

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Today marks Bipolar Awareness Day and this year, SADAG is raising awareness to eliminate the stigma that so many still feel in their homes, workplace and broader society.

By talking about it, sharing resources and encouraging others to share their stories, we too can help better understand their condition, and hopefully motivate them to reach out for help. If you have a loved one living with Bipolar Disorder, you might find it easier to support them if you understand their symptoms, treatment plan and self-management techniques.

To help better understand Bipolar Disorder, you can use the information below to support and encourage your loved one to stay well and get help when needed.


Bipolar Brochure   Bipolar Chat   Bipolar Watch

 Brochure explaining signs, symptoms, treatment and support


Watch our recent #FacebookFriday Online LIVE Chat unpacking Bipolar Support Groups and the benefits of joining a group


 Actor and Comedian Nina Hastie shares more about her personal account of living with Bipolar Disorder

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Learn more about Bipolar Disorder Symptoms and Understand the Treatment Options available


Former Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida hosts a Bipolar Disorder Mindful Monday Session with Author and SADAG Support Group Leader, Samantha Smirin


Learn more about how to use a Mood Diary and how it can benefit you

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Bipolar Support Groups   Bipolar Newsletter    
Are you looking to join a Bipolar Disorder Support Group? Would you like to start a Support Group in your area?  

Check out SADAG Bipolar Awareness Day Newsletter

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Bipolar Poster 2022


27 may 2022



SADAG Interested Support Group Leader Training 2022

 Find out more & to register click here



Congratulations on completing the Race to the Sun and raising R40,500.00 funds

Bongani Chinkanda participated in his very first attempt at the ‘Race to the Sun’ cycle race. Bongani’s aim was not only to compete in the race but also raise awareness and funds for Mental Health. SADAG would like to congratulate Bongani on his achievement for not only completing the race but for raising just over R40,500. We are grateful for his efforts and to everyone that donated towards his cause. Every donation is appreciated by us, as it will assist us in continuing our work.










SADAG is pleased to announce a new much needed OCD Support Group.
Psychologist and SADAG Board Member Shai Friedland has taken an initiative to start an online
Support Group, which will be held twice a month. Please find all the information below.

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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, the late 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


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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