Mental Health

A list: Good examples of mental health representation in pop culture

Mental health representation in popular culture is often inaccurate and stigmatising. Instead of creating understanding and empathy, the representation oftentimes reinforces dangerous...

Mermaid meat in Cape Town – Q&A with magical realism author...

In one sentence what is this book about?  Afro-Surrealism about smokkeling mermaid tails, whilst navigating mental illness and...

South Africa: The Reality of Providing Safe Abortion During A National...

AS TOLD TO While South Africa’s lockdown regulations rules clearly state that abortion services are to continue throughout, some...

Keabetswe Jan On Mental Strength Campaign

On January 5 2019, Keabetwse Jan tweeted out “O jewa ke eng?” — asking her Twitter followers what’s bothering them. The tweet...

The True Cost Of e-Health In A Global Pandemic

As South Africa enters its fourth week of COVID-19 lockdown, the rise of infections runs parallel to an increase in nation-wide anxiety. ...

#COVID-19: 5 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health

Months into 2020 and normal as we know it has disappeared. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and COVID-19 is...

All The Times K-pop Put Us Through The Most In 2019

With its beautiful aesthetic, the Korean entertainment industry provides hours of endless entertainment and joy to millions. It’s one of South Korea’s...

Tackling Menstruation Stigma Through Education

For many menstruators around the world, getting ones period for the first time or every time after that is a frightening experience....

New Kenyan App ‘Wazi’ Is A Therapist In Your Hand

Official data in Kenya shows that the number of people with mental health illnesses has risen exponentially. But more interesting than that...

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

Life Coach: How I Help People Overcome Life’s Challenges

Life can be very challenging, and young people are often the most adversely affected. The Daily Vox chatted to a Durban-based life coach Zaahida...

Raashida Khan Takes On “No-Go” Areas In The SA Indian Muslim...

South African Indian Muslims are a conservative bunch: there are some topics that are just not spoken about. So you can imagine the furore...

Lancet Commission Report Shows Young People Suffer The Most With Mental...

Mental illness is rising in every country in the world - especially among young people - and will cost the global economy $16 trillion...
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No Record Of 30 Suicide Attempts At Rhodes, University Says

Rhodes University and its Student Representative Council (SRC) have refuted claims floating around on social media that 30 of its students have attempted suicide...

Rhodes University Students Mourn The Death Of Khensani Maseko

Students at Rhodes University are mourning the death of third year law student, Khensani Maseko. Maseko was allegedly raped by her then-boyfriend in May...

UCT Fallists Respond to VC Phakeng

"We asked if Mr Mayosi has a history of depression and they said he didn't until 2016. That day he was called a coconut....

#QueerPopUpHealingSessions: A Space For Queer Healing

A place among nature for queer people to be safe, happy and focus on healing. This is what the the Queer Pop Up Healing...

The Real Problem With Sexual Assault Scenes In 13 Reasons Why

Controversy has surrounded the popular American teen drama series 13 Reasons Why since the release of season one in March of 2017....

Wits Students Commemorates The Life Of Sanele Dhlamini

"If we as a family knew why this all happened to my brother, maybe we would have found peace," said Sanele Xolani Dhlamini's older...

Wits To Hold Memorial For Engineering Student

The memorial service of the late Wits Engineering student, Sanele Dhlamini, will be held by the university. Dhlamini passed away after falling from a residence...
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