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Bridging the mental health gap

There's a significant mental health equity gap in South Africa. Only a small portion of those in distress can afford the available care, which is concentrated in the private sector...

19 Mar 2019

South African free diver attempts world record to tackle stigmas around mental health

An icy lake in Finland is set to be the stage for a South African free diver's daring attempt to beat a Guinness World Record...

Issued by Cipla 7 Mar 2019

Gauteng Health signs MoU with medical aid schemes

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH), in partnership with medical aid schemes and their administrators, has officially signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a public-private partnership...

7 Mar 2019

Gauteng Health in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patients

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients to 16...

4 Mar 2019

#FairnessFirst: Nike 'dreams crazier' with Caster and Serena

Nike's 'Dream crazier' taps into the inclusion and equality mindset, and shows that girls who want to play like boys need to dream crazier, while serving to destigmatise and reframe the world's interpretation of 'crazy'...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Mar 2019

Why sleep-deprived employees are costing the country billions

South Africans need more sleep. Sleep-deprived employees are at higher risk of life-threatening chronic illness and disability, more likely to cause workplace accidents, less productive and more absent - adding up to an economic liability in the billions...

25 Feb 2019

Cipla aims to promote awareness around mental health in SA

Research suggests that the attitude towards people with mental illness became more stigmatised over the past few decades...

Issued by Cipla 5 Feb 2019

Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 - expert

Brain health is set to take centre stage in 2019 with research showing that nutrition, sleep and stress management are among the most important factors influencing mental wellness...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Jan 2019

Risk of suicide - as well as depression - found in the genome

Researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some variants have also been linked to major depressive disorder...

24 Jan 2019

How sensory rooms ease anxiety in dementia sufferers

Sensory rooms, an innovative new international concept in the care of people with dementia has been incorporated by a Johannesburg facility to reduce anxiety in its patients...

21 Jan 2019

Why are magazines Glamourising suicide?

NEWSWATCH: The quick-fire spread of social media means infamy is almost guaranteed if you step a foot wrong, even if the incident took place years ago. Such is the case for Glamour EspaƱa, which included a pink gas stove in a market guide fashion spread inspired by Sylvia Plath...

11 Jan 2019

SA needs stronger leadership and increased budgets in mental healthcare

The psychiatric profession should play a greater role in advocating for patients' rights and improving management of mental health in the public sector...

11 Jan 2019

Financial woes add to stress among SA professionals

Financial stress has increased among South African professionals when compared to last year, where previous numbers were attributed to work stress, according to the 2018 Profmed Stress Index...

4 Jan 2019

Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide

A recent report from the CDC showed that the USA is in the grip of a sustained rise in the suicide rate for both sexes and across all age groups. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate rose by 24%. A database from the OECD also shows that the recent uptick is mirrored in Britain and the Netherlands, among other countries...

By Eugene Yiga 31 Dec 2018

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