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.
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.