Mental Health

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...

Life Esidimeni: The forgotten people of South Africa’s healthcare system

There was once a time when people thought mental illness was demonic possession. Priests used to perform exorcisms, in which the supposedly possessed person...

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...

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...
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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...

What repealing ‘Obamacare’ will mean for Americans, and us

The US healthcare plan, dubbed 'Obamacare', marks Barack Obama's career as one of the most decisive and controversial moves he has made in his...

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...

National Epilepsy Day: “I have come to accept my illness but...

Bongeka Maduna (33) has been epileptic for over 20 years. She told the Daily Vox about growing up with epilepsy and how she has...

#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...

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."...

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....

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...

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...

Five ways black bodies resisted conforming to old white traditions in...

The year of asinavalo has come with nothing short of dololo chill. Black bodies have resisted assimilation and conformity with white traditions in various...

How to tell when someone is suicidal and how you can...

The World Health Organisation estimates that a suicide take place every 40 seconds, and that records indicate that suicide may happen at a rate...

Safe coping strategies are vital for recovery of rape survivors

The trauma of rape can cause severe emotional distress for the survivor, and feelings of shock, shame, guilt, anger and powerlessness are common. But...

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...

Rape in a place of platinum

A snapshot of the community of Rustenburg shows a place of plenty, also a place of poverty.  Ufrieda Ho argues that beyond the juxtaposition,...

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...

“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...
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