Mental Health

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Poem: 94+ and counting

who’s counting lifeless bodies mounting on frozen floors absent doors dignity stripped hope whipped freedom clipped who’s counting mute citizens shouting to deaf ears crocodile...

‘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 they don't...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

Just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean mental illness isn’t...

It was revealed last week that at least 94 mentally ill South Africans died under the state’s watch between March and December 2016. The...

#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...

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,...

What is autism, and what does it mean to be autistic?

Around one million South Africans are autistic. But what is autism? Perhaps you read A Curious Case of the Dog in the Night Time or...

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 facing a...

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. At its...

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...

An atheist fasts for Lent: Week 4 – Learning to have...

Being atheist doesn’t come without difficulty. It’s like the choice to not have children, or to not get married - or anything that goes...
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