Latest articles on Mental Health

Convoluted minds must also be heard

Mental illness carries a stigma, but with the publication of her book, Dr Ngcobo sheds light on living with bipolar disorder in an attempt to end judgment and educate people

Happiness is too important to leave to chance

Newfound clarity on the important things in life has been hailed as a silver lining of this crisis. Planning a future around ‘purpose, passion and pay’ may be the key to having it all

The unbearable sadness of lockdown

Loneliness can seem like a hopeless hole that increases anxiety, depression, fears or thoughts of suicide

We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach

Black youth can’t wait until tomorrow

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the raw realities of South Africa’s under-resourced public schools

Academics’ health suffers under Covid-19

More than ever, higher education institutions need to look after employees’ mental wellbeing

Eusebius McKaiser: I’m afraid of Covid-19 and that’s okay

We are humans, not just numbers, and we need to tell people’s stories and acknowledge our fears

Social workers are an untapped resource to address the psychosocial effects of Covid-19

What the government seems to have missed is that we are facing not just a medical crisis, but a psychosocial predicament that may have far-reaching consequences

The collective psychology of Covid-19

How we respond will determine how well we, and other people around us, survive the current crisis

Wear the weight of emotions

With vulnerability being the work's primary reference, the ceramic jewellery made and designed by Githan Coopoo is more than adornment

4.6 million people, one psychologist: The Central African Republic’s mental health crisis

Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist

Let’s talk about workplace racism

It cannot be that, 25 years after democracy, young black professionals still have to deal with racism. We owe it to the next generation of young black professionals to expose even the subtlest forms of discrimination and racism

Drought, depression and decolonisation

The Eastern Cape government recently declared the province a drought disaster area. And as the climate crisis worsens, so does our mental health

Are universities pathologising student issues?

Conventional therapy is relied on when social and peer-to-peer interventions may be the answer

How do we support teachers’ mental health?

It's vital for those who safeguard the wellbeing of learners at every level to be happy and healthy themselves

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