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IN THE WORKPLACE

Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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SPEAKING BOOKS

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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

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SADAG is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group. On this website you will find comprehensive mental health information and resources to help you, a family member or loved one. [Read more]

Making Mandela Day Matter one push up at a time!

#Magnum4PTSD

 

This Mandela Day, SADAG is asking you to support Mental Health and support something meaningful that will last longer than just 67 minutes on July 18.

SADAG provides crucial mental health support to over 600 South Africans on a daily basis. South Africa sees 23 completed suicides and 460 attempted suicides everyday. But SADAG is giving you a way to help this Mandela Day by asking for small donations in the form of a One Arm Push Up Challenge. The raised funds will go towards the Suicide Crisis Helpline. Its Mental Health Awareness Month and we are here to support those on the front line. Emergency Services, Military, Firefighters and the Police force. We acknowledge the dedication of all the individuals serving in these industries and we hope to create awareness for the experiences of trauma first responders through an uplifting online campaign called the Magnum-One-Arm-Push-Up-Challenge.

Magnum Boots Africa in Partnership with SADAG wants to see your best effort at the infamous One Arm Push Up in support of first responders and people dealing with PTSD for #MandelaDay 2019. Click below to watch a video demonstration.

The idea is for individuals (or groups) to video their attempt – whether it’s a success or fail – and post it to Facebook with the unique campaign hashtag #Magnum4PTSD. Every time a video gets uploaded to Facebook, Magnum pledges to donate R50 to SADAG's Suicide Crisis Helpline, an organization dedicated to support and assist PTSD sufferers including our brave Police officers, Nurses, Emergency Doctors and Fire Fighters. Magnum pledges to donate funds up to R100 000. So, rally your troops and help us hit that mark!

We have had submissions from Firemen, Karate Instructors, Fitness Enthusiasts, Actors, Moms, Dads, Children, Students and SADAG Counsellors. It doesn't matter who you are, you can take part and help us continue saving lives this Mandela Day.

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." - Nelson Mandela

Helping Children Cope with Cancer


Our Speaking Book® continues to make a significant impact and help so many children diagnosed with cancer.

This unique initiative, sponsored by Pfizer, endorsed by the World Medical Association and distributed by Rotary has now reached thousands of children in hospitals throughout the USA and Africa



We have received so many positive comments from both the media, and those personally involved in the distribution and use of "Children Coping with Cancer".

To quote just two:

"This Speaking Book made it possible for my young sons to understand their grandmother's battle with cancer"; - MI, a concerned parent

And this from the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology: "The medical team, child life team, social work team and the families enthusiastically endorse this very special book. This English/Spanish Speaking Book provides a valuable tool for verbal interaction between parent and child . Having the opportunity to discuss their child's journey with cancer in their native language is seen as a critical part of understanding the road ahead."

Limited supplies of the Children Coping with Cancer Speaking Book® are still available for distribution in the USA to help any child diagnosed with cancer, or hospital. All we ask is that you pay for the postage. To apply to receive these  books valued at R100 each, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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YOU can add SADAG to your beneficiary list and help raise money for our Suicide Helpline on a monthly basis while you shop!

The best part - It doesn’t cost you a cent to make a difference. Simply swipe your MySchool Supporter Card when you shop at one of the many MySchool partners, which are listed here. All the funds raised will be used to help pay for the telephone costs for SADAG’s Suicide Helpline.

Please lend a helping hand to what we really need. Its as easy as getting a MySchool Card and adding SADAG as a beneficiary. Help people with depression and anxiety get the help they need. If you dont have a MySchool card yet, or would like to add SADAG as on of your 3 beneficiaries , please click here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can help you further.

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Ask the Doctor

MEN AND DEPRESSION

Men in South Africa battle to come forward with mental health problems due often to the stigma attached to mental health. Dr Korb, psychiatrist and psychologist makes it clear and easy to understand the many ways to get help and a diagnosis. Click here.

 

 

ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS

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Dr Colinda Linde, well known CBT expert, specializing in panic and anxiety, answers questions you may have after you have received your diagnosis. Click here.


 

ZAMO MBELE INTERVIEW

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Clinical Psychologist, Zamo Mbele discusses Depression and ways in which you can cope. Click here to view the video.


 

BIPOLAR DISORDER

If you have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Dr Leigh Jeanet, Sandton Psychiatrist, specialising in bipolar will answer some of the questions you may have, after your diagnosis. Click here.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION

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Nkini Phasha speaks on the stigma surrounding mental health and discrimination that people endure within communities. Click here to view the video.


 

Do You want to check your Mental Health?
Questionnaires below

  • If you think you may have Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you have Bipolar Disorder take this self rating questionnaire and discuss the findings with your mental health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you may have PTSD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you may have Panic & Anxiety take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here
  • If you think you may have Postnatal Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here
  • If you think you may have ADHD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here

     

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