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Escapees still at large amid negligence allegations at Tshwane prison

The escape of violent offenders has exposed a slew of alleged negligent deaths at Kgosi Mampuru prison

‘Any trigger can lead to suicide’

For South Sudanese refugees, fleeing war and sexual violence is only the beginning of their struggles, writes Amanda Sperber from northern Uganda. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

South African woman takes her own life in Kenyan quarantine

The death comes after complaints of deplorable conditions at the quarantine center where she was housed

How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens

When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies.

Wits students jump on exam stress

In a bid to ease the stress of student life, the SRC is investing in bouncing castles and candy floss

Germany reopens painful debate on assisted suicide

Contradictory signals have fuelled debate on an issue that has huge resonance in a fast-ageing country where the Church still exerts strong influence

Men keep taking their lives

They don’t seek help for medical problems in general and when they suffer from depression, it can be fatal

Bibo: I thought of killing myself; I’d lost everything

But the midfield has turned his life around with help from family and friends like the Wits coach

Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?

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

Rhodes rages after suicide

Has the university, rocked by protests in 2016, done enough to address gender violence?

Rhodes SRC calls for academic shutdown in honour of student’s death

Khensani Maseko is alleged to have taken her own life as a result of a rape

The art of darkness

The trope of the anguished artist romanticises the acute mental suffering that afflicts some of those who find an escape in creativity

We cannot continue to suffer in silence

"Who knew that I might share a similar condition with the person I was taught to shame?"

By the grace of you

Two friends talk about depression — a subject often brushed off until things fall apart

Five reasons Linkin Park’s music matters

What’s pretty profound about Linkin Park is that it’s men singing about feelings.

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