Mental Health

“My brother would still be around if Life Esidimeni didn’t close...

The Life Esidimeni arbitrations are currently taking place in Parktown, following the deaths of mentally ill patients in government care. Many relatives expressed their...

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...

Rape is NOT the ‘new normal’

We’re midway through “Women’s Month” and things are pretty much the same as ever. Rape is a daily occurrence. Women are being murdered every...

Redefining Masculinity The BTS Way

In an age where constructions of masculinity are stifling and destructive, Asian musicians are breaking barriers and redefining what it means to be "manly."...

“It’s like an empty battery trying to work” – living with...

Friday, 12 May is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has been dismissed as “yuppie flu” or “shirker syndrome” in the...

We need to talk about the long-term effects of FMF on...

The effects of Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests are long-lasting and damaging to students' mental health and ultimately affect their academic performance. The Socio-Economic Rights...

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...

What you can do when you see someone who might be...

The tragic suicide of a Wits student on the night of 14 October brought into sharp focus that we don't know how to deal...

Unemployed doctor: ‘Sometimes I can’t wake up because I feel like...

Medical graduates are having a difficult time finding employment as doctors in the public health sector. To qualify as an independent practitioner in South...

‘We don’t understand that body shaming is a shame itself’

Body shaming can have a lasting-impact on a person's life. Many women face scrutiny over their skin tone, weight and shape when...

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...

The mental health system in South Africa is not well, say...

On Tuesday, the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted a colloquium on the state of mental health in South Africa and the issues raised by...

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...

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...

Dear Qedani Mahlangu: what have you done to our people?

There’s an oppressive nature about the heat in Atteridgeville as we drive in on Wednesday afternoon. It’s dry and dense, and opening a window...

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....

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...

“I felt suffocated in myself” – growing up dark in a...

Nabeelah (22) sits in a hotel courtyard. With her bronzed skin, almond-shaped eyes and crop of curls, Nabeelah is beautiful. Her looks can be...
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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...
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