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

Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist

Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?

A dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling.

Struggle’s fighters are still bleeding

An ex-freedom fighter tells of the psychological damage she brought back with her from exile

We need ‘everything is not OK’ spaces

Iimbali is a space for stories and other narrative-based social analysis.

The trauma caused by violent protests can be acute, but is largely ignored due to the less obvious and unintended consequences

There is not a significant amount of empirical research data that shows the link between violent protest and emotional trauma.

Want to heal society? Look within yourself first

But the mind, like the body, is finite and is only able to think within that finite frame.

​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised

South Africa is on its way to being a pathfinder country in the realm of preventing violence towards children – but more can and needs to be done.

Marikana widows have to ‘prove’ trauma as the authorities stay mum on compensation

Relatives are going the legal route to try to quantify their pain

Gang violence exposes children to mental instability

Children who are exposed to gangsterism are at greater risk of becoming perpetrators of violence themselves, according to a study in Mannenberg.

Traumatised police ‘need help’

SAPS has 535 trauma counsellors serving 172 000 personnel, meaning that only about 5 000 of them can receive therapy each year.

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