South African Depression And Anxiety Group

Do not suffer alone, develop a daily routine

Itis normal that people will feel anxious and scared because it is difficult to escape what is happening in the country and globally relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Tis the season: It’s festive, It’s fokol but depression is real

"Substance abuse is higher, depression is wider, exhaustion is deeper. We’ve tapped out, we’re tuned out, we’ve emotionally flat-lined."

Gogos step up for peace of mind

Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.

It’s a nightmare when mental health medicine runs out

Mental health patients in Johannesburg's East Rand are hard hit by the unavailability of medication.

SA is stressed out and suicidal

The country has a high suicide rate, psychiatric illnesses are on the rise and stress has become normalised.

The high cost of being bipolar

Patients are subject to wild mood swings and costly spending sprees,but they can be treated with the right medicine - and a lot of money.

Concern over rate of teen depression and suicide

One in four South African teens have attempted suicide and one in three hospital admissions for suicide involve youth.

‘I won the battle to beat bipolar’

The condition is widely misunderstood but it can be treated successfully with the right medication.

Social media fans suicidal fire

There is growing evidence which suggests interactions on social media sites like Facebook romanticise suicide for teenagers part of emo subcultures.

Pills: How to stick to your schedule

Patients have always gotten pills with the instructions "take as directed" but there is a high drop-off rate from not sticking to the treatment.

Efficient trauma counselling is vital

Schools need to put measures in place to effectively deal with trauma among its staff and learners.

Manage stress to prevent burnout

Balancing your needs and available resources will help you to cope with life's demands and stress.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders