Mental Health

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...

“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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

By limiting access to treatment, poverty exacerbates mental illness

Mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, can affect anyone. Approximately about 4.5 million South Africans suffer from depression. Research has also shown that...

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...

An Open Letter to UP: why don’t you care about our...

Kemelo Sehlapelo believes the University of Pretoria (UP) needs to do more to look after the mental wellbeing of its students. On the 18th of...

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....

Here’s why you should cut teenagers some slack

Adults aren't the only ones that experience the "hard" life. People assume it's normal for teenagers to always be tired, moody and low in...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

#LifeEsidimeni arbitration should hold health department accountable

Led by former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, an arbitration process to help resolve the deaths of over 100 mentally ill patients after they...

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...

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...

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...

On madness and mental health – “People have different ways of...

The Time of the Writer festival kicked off this week, and this year's theme is "Decolonising the book". Dana Da Silva spoke to MISHKA...
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