The report about Ikhaya Loxolo, a home for the mentally disabled in the Eastern Cape, has sparked a dramatic response from government officials.
Bhekisisa looks back at, and follows up on, some of the most popular and impactful stories of 2013.
Will local facial hair campaigners be able to raise more than last year's R7-million for men's health issues?
Sihle Batiya's luckier than most – but the odds are stacked against kids with Down's syndrome in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa is failing to implement its mental and physical disability laws effectively despite government observing disability month this November.
Taking care of disabled children takes a special kind of person. But caregivers at centres such as Eyethu are not receiving the training they need.
Warders at the Mangaung Correctional Centre have allegedly meted out brutal and illegal punishments to Mangaung inmates.
Forced anti-psychotics and shock therapy are par for the course at the correctional facility.
LSD may be classed as an illegal narcotic by the SAPS, but a recent study has shown its effects might be more helpful than harmful.
Suicides among teenagers are on the rise, but parents can be taught to spot the warning signs.
The health department could face litigation for not taking adequate interim measures to care for psychiatric patients.
Rhyme, rhythm and wit are making life bearable for a group of depression sufferers, writes Pete Cashmore.
Depression is a caustic mixture of physiological symptoms, negative thought patterns and maladaptive behaviours.
South Africans' right to proper treatment is under threat and holds long-term implications, writes Zane Wilson.
Understanding the disorder will enable parents to offer their child the necessary support structure, writes Dessy Tzoneva.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is one of the most important documents in all of medicine, psychology and psychiatry.
Charlene Sunkel knows first-hand the stigmas about mental health in society. Sharing her story, she talks of her experience accessing public healthcare.
Because of the public's ignorance, Bipolar Disorder often ruins the careers of talented professional people.
A new website enables the mentally unwell to form virtual support groups.