Nicola Plastow looks at some of the settings in which African drumming has been used to improve mental health.
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
The high cost of treatment makes mental healthcare inaccessible to those using public health services.
People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are being forced into institutions where they face abuses such as beatings and overcrowding.
Instead of the care she sought, a vulnerable patient found further distress in a PE hospital.
A UCT study says counselling is needed to keep tuberculosis sufferers on treatment, without which they risk developing more dangerous forms of TB.
The country has a high suicide rate, psychiatric illnesses are on the rise and stress has become normalised.
Patients are subject to wild mood swings and costly spending sprees,but they can be treated with the right medicine - and a lot of money.
Telling people that they must keep going is as helpful as "put some Dettol and cotton wool on that gunshot wound - it will heal right up".
Around a fifth of South Africans suffer from a mental disorder - but 75% don't receive the care they need.
Getting help with mental health problems could ease its challenges in the future.
Treading paths unknown to your parents could have profound impacts on your mental health.
The condition is widely misunderstood but it can be treated successfully with the right medication.
Where traditional beliefs are more real than textbooks, treating illness is a balancing act for sangomas and medical doctors alike.
A former cokehead writes about the challenges of maintaining an identity as a recovering addict.
It’s high time we faced up to the fact that mental illness is commonplace and no more shameful than physical illness.
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.