mental health

 
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...
“An African man like me depressed?” Why representation matters in the movies
“An African man like me depressed?” Why representation matters in the movies
Muttering to herself, a dishevelled woman stirs the contents of a pot cooking on an open fire. 
End the stigma of mental illness
End the stigma of mental illness
The world faces an epidemic of mental health problems that cuts across borders, economies and cultures, and carries a stigma that leaves people...
‘Tis the season: It’s festive, It’s fokol but depression is real
‘Tis the season: It’s festive, It’s fokol but depression is real
‘Tis the season of Quality Street sweets, difficult relatives, ­trifle, alcoholism and suicide ideation. It's the phenomenon of ­festivities...
Investigation reveals shocking conditions at NGOs caring for disabled people
Investigation reveals shocking conditions at NGOs caring for disabled people
Behind the gates of an orphanage at the end of a dirt road on Nairobi’s outskirts, more than 30 children are being given plates of rice and beans...
72 hours to care: The precarious road to psychiatric help
72 hours to care: The precarious road to psychiatric help
Dinah Mbalati was still in bed when she heard it. Something heavy was being dragged across the house’s concrete floor. Then she could make out...
Self-love in a time of sickness  is healing
Self-love in a time of sickness  is healing
There are so many stumbling blocks to self-love and as I’ve grown older they’ve become more complex.
Anxiety can destroy your life
Anxiety can destroy your life
Anxiety is a disorder in which people become so anxious that even trivial issues result in them experiencing a range of psychosomatic symptoms....
One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration
One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration
By the time it was done, the Life Esidimeni tragedy had claimed four...
People are still being shackled and tortured for living with this disease
People are still being shackled and tortured for living with this disease
Mental illness is on the rise, especially among the world’s young — with devastating consequences, a new report released today reveals.

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