mental health

 
Oh Lordey, self-care as warfare
Oh Lordey, self-care as warfare
In the 1980s, as she battled cancer, poet and novelist Audre Lorde noted in her book A Burst of Light: “Caring for myself is not...
#LifeEsidimeni: More than a year later, still no prosecutions
#LifeEsidimeni: More than a year later, still no prosecutions
For families of more than 100 mental health patients who died after being shunted from state-subsidised care, justice remains a waiting game as...
Is racism making our children sick?
Is racism making our children sick?
Children exposed to racism could be at an increased risk of depression, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research...
​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential
​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential
The media response to The Foxy Five, a South African-based web series created by Jabu Nadia Newman, has been curious. Since its...
​Air pollution drives mental trauma
​Air pollution drives mental trauma
The air that they breathe kills about 20 000 South Africans each year. The number of those who struggle to breathe, sleep and exercise as a result of...
Will my medical expenses get paid if I become suicidal?
Will my medical expenses get paid if I become suicidal?
Katlego Badimo sits quietly on the white leather couch in his lounge. Resting his elbows on his knees he stares out of the window. It is a warm...
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
People who live in Somalia are happier those in South Africa – despite the large gap in development and social security between the two countries,...
'I was married to a Boko Haram': What happens when a victim returns to her village?
'I was married to a Boko Haram': What happens when a victim returns to her village?
Amina married her husband when she was 11. He was a foot soldier in Boko Haram, the jihadist group whose seven-year campaign of abduction, sexual...
[Podcast][LISTEN] Health MEC: '#LifeEsidimeni families' voices were muffled’
[Podcast][LISTEN] Health MEC: '#LifeEsidimeni families' voices were muffled’
New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
The Gauteng health department is hoping to avoid legal battles with families of the almost 1 400 mental health patients removed from state care and...
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
President Jacob Zuma wants national Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to have more power over health MECs in provinces. "We welcome the recommendations of the health ombudsman that there is an urgent need to review the 

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