Mental Health

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...

Wits Engineering Student Dies After Fall From Braamfontein Building

A male mining and engineering student from Wits University passed away on Thursday night following a fall from a building in Braamfontein. According to...

How To Live With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that affects your emotional pattern, self-image, and your relationships with other people. Affecting one out of...

Extreme Pressures and Fetishisation: The K-pop Industry Can Be Toxic

The K-pop industry has been in the spotlight particularly over the past few months as more and more of its idols have been thrust...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

May is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) awareness month. BPD is a mental illness marked by an ongoing pattern of emotions, self-image, and behaviour, resulting...

Why Nomzamo Mbatha Gives Us All The Feels

You might know Nomzamo Mbatha as the actor who won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as...

How To Access Free Counselling In SA

Seeking and receiving medical attention for mental health doesn't come cheap despite South Africa being regarded as one of the major countries...

Life Esidimeni Families To Receive R1.2 Million In Compensation

Family members of the Life Esidimeni victims will receive R1.2 million in equitable financial compensation, the Arbitration led by former deputy chief justice Dikgang...

Life Esidimeni: More Than Money, We Need Proper Mental Health Care

‘Umuntu ngumuntu nagbantu’. It takes a village to raise a child. For many African families, this includes aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. So, when...
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