mental health

 
Drought, depression and decolonisation
Drought, depression and decolonisation
A coal truck roars past, stirring up red dust that blows over the famished cattle and sheep lying in grassless paddocks. The carcasses of dead...
How do we support teachers' mental health?
How do we support teachers' mental health?
Teaching may not be considered a typical high-pressure job, but there are few who would deny that it’s an undertaking that requires a special set...
Are universities pathologising student issues?
Are universities pathologising student issues?
Universities may overmedicalise the usual emotions of young adults without always understanding a social component, argues Steve West, chair of the...
Mental healthcare must back peace efforts
Mental healthcare must back peace efforts
Early this morning my phone beeps. The message is from my friend Rose in Juba, South Sudan. She is a devoted women’s rights activist. With the...
Listen to your children
Listen to your children
Not a day passes when we do not hear on the radio or read in newspapers or on social media about brutal killings in the Cape Flats, with headlines...
Graduates and their unemployment dilemma
Graduates and their unemployment dilemma
“You live on hope and faith, especially hope,” says Bafana Kunyane, 32. In 2011, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology with...
‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety
‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety
Anxiety disorders are ranked as the sixth largest contributor to lifelong health concerns worldwide with an estimated 3.6% (264-million) of the...
Why I support active euthanasia
Why I support active euthanasia
A woman killed her grandfather in 1992. She did this in a neighbouring country, having watched him suffer excruciatingly and after he had pleaded...
Triangulum brings the past into the future
Triangulum brings the past into the future
If writers have a responsibility to capture the times they exist in, in order to critique the status quo — especially when nation-building is...
Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy?
Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy?
The former Gauteng health department head who presided over the 
Disorders don’t discriminate
Disorders don’t discriminate
Eating disorders are illnesses that anyone can get, have little to do with vanity and can have lifelong after-effects.
Game to deal with a disorder
Game to deal with a disorder
I saw Bahiyya Khan for the first time in 2015. I had just finished my dhuhr prayers at the mosque facility for students on the University of the...

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