Mental Health

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...

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...

Five reasons Linkin Park’s music matters

There’s this wonderful thing about music; it provides a sense of community. You listen to it and you feel like someone, somewhere gets you....

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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