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Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM Volume 8 Issue1

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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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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]


World Suicide Prevention Day


World Suicide Prevention Day Toolkit

Please make use of this important online Suicide Prevention Tool Kit below to access helpful self-tips, how to identify warning signs, posters and ways to get help. 


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Depression Brochure

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Suicide Language Guide

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Always be prepared,here are 3 ways to assess for suicide risk

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Read more about common Myths of Suicide and how to debunk them

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How to talk to someone that might be Suicidal

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Signs of a troubled Teen 

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Watch some educating online video's on Suicide Prevention

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Please share this toolkit with friends, family, your community and even via social media - help us reach more people and prevent suicides.


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A South African is running 2800km to raise money and "Aweh-ness" for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group

This amazing man is runnig from coast to coast to raise funds and awareness for mental health. That’s 2800km in total. From Kosi Bay, South Africa to Vioolsdrift, Namibia.

He is also aiming to break a Guiness World Record while doing it by running the most consecutive half marathons in a row - in 133 days!

His goal is to raise over R4 million for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and Henry has done the maths. He has worked out that if 8000 people were to donate just 10c per km (including the 300km of training he does per month) to the cause this would equate to R4.8million by the end of the year.

Henry will be paying for the record attempt and all the costs associated with the run out of his own pocket so 100% of the donations collected will be going to SADAG.

To read his story; messages from donators; or to support him, visit his BackABuddy page.

"Your message is powerful. SADAG deserves the support! They have helped me out a couple of times." - Igotyourbackbebe

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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

Zamo Mbele

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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