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Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Cassey or Kayla or Tracy on 011 234 4837


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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

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

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 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]


World Suicide Preve

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World Suicide Prevention Month

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Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Working together to prevent Suicide

Please make use of this important online Suicide Prevention Tool Kit below to access helpful self-tips, how to identify warning signs, posters and ways to get help.

  • Teen Suicide Prevention Brochure
  • Always be prepared, here are Three ways to assess for suicide risk
  • Suicide Safety Plan - Learn how to create a Suicide Safety Plan and how to manage your mental health.
  • Read more about common Myths of Suicide and how to debunk them.
  • How to talk to someone that might be Suicidal.
  • Signs of a troubled Teen
  • Here is a useful poster to use for your class room, notice board or office.
  • Watch some educating online video's on Suicide Prevention.
  • Please see guidelines on Responsible Reporting when writing about Mental Health and Suicide. These guidelines are directly from from The American Association of Suicidology.
  • Teachers Suicide Webinar Information Pack

Please share this toolkit with friends, family, your community and even via social media - help us reach more people and prevent suicides.


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SADAG has created the Online Wall of Remembrance to give families and loved ones a safe space to honour, celebrate, remember and pay tribute to those lost to suicide for the whole month of September.

You can submit your tribute in the form of a special message, a picture or a meaningful quote via our Create A Memorial page.






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Online Toolkit For Mental Health And Covid19


SADAG Are Providing Support Through:

Online Toolkit on the SADAG website ( with free resources, online videos, reliable resources, coping skills, online tools and info on social distancing, self-isolation, etc

Chat online with a counsellor 7 days a week from 9am - 4pm via the Cipla Whatsapp Chat Line 076 882 2775. SMS 31393 or 32312 and a counsellor will call you back – available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. FREE online #Facebook Expert Chats daily, 1pm - 2pm on SADAG's Facebook Page.

SADAG Helplines providing free telephonic counselling, information, referrals and resources 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – call 0800 21 22 23, 0800 70 80 90 or 0800 456 789 or the Suicide Helpline 0800 567 567.

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Full Mental Health during COVID19 Lockdown Survey Findings Infographic

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Helpful Tips To Manage Your Stress And Anxiety During This Time

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Help on Living With A Mental Illness And Coping During COVID19


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COVID-19 Webinars & Podcasts

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National and International Articles on COVID19 and Mental Health

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Resources for Parents & Teachers for Back-to-School

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Mental health in the workplace during COVID-19

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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.


Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Depression & Suicide

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Radio presenter, GP and SADAG Board Member, Dr Sindi van Zyl, talks about identifying warning signs of Suicide and what to do to get help. She also shares her own personal experience of Depression and how she copes every day. Click here



Depressive Disorder And How To Cope

Zamo Mbele

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.



Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Shai Friedland (Cinical Psychologist) discusses Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the way people can get help should they be suffering from OCD. Click here to view the video.


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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