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FOUNDER ZANE WILSON

For Queries Zane@sadag.org

HELPLINE NUMBERS

24-HOUR TOLL-FREE EMERGENCY HELPLINES

Suicide Crisis Helpline
0800 567 567

Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Helpline
0800 12 13 14
SMS 32312

Cipla Mental Health Helpline
0800 456 789
SMS 31393

NPOwer SA Helpline
0800 515 515
SMS 43010

Healthcare Workers Care Network Helpline
0800 21 21 21
SMS 43001

UFS #Fair Kitchens Chefs Helpline
0800 006 333

8AM-8PM TOLL-FREE HELPLINES

Dr Reddy’s Mental Health Helpline
0800 21 22 23

Adcock Ingram Depression & Anxiety Helpline
0800 70 80 90

ADHD Helpline
0800 55 44 33

Pharma Dynamics Police & Trauma Helpline
0800 20 50 26

8AM-8PM SADAG OFFICE NUMBER

SADAG
011 234 4837

Counselling Queries
zane@sadag.org (Founder)

WHATSAPP NUMBERS

8AM – 5PM

Cipla Mental Health
076 882 2775

Maybelline BraveTogether
087 163 2030

Ke Moja Substance Abuse
087 163 2025

Have Hope Chat Line
087 163 2050

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SUPPORT GROUPS

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Mental Health Calendar 2024

2023 Mental Health Calendar

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In 1991, I was involved in a horrible car accident in which I was trapped in the minibus wreckage. On the second day in bed at the hospital, I was suddenly struck, out of the blue by an intense fear that was accompanied by racing heart, nausea, dizziness and a feeling like going crazy. I struggled to reach a nurse who ordered me back to bed. The doctors were unable to diagnose the condition and neither was my GP I visited long after my discharge.

Help came six years later when I read an article about SADAG. I contacted Zane Wilson who discussed treatment options, and was able to send me pamphlets, informed me about her experiences, and invited me to their workshops.

SADAG influenced me to conduct research in my community into how people cope with mental disorders. The findings were frightening, people were suffering and did not know where to get help. I opened the Siyabuswa Depression and Anxiety Support Group in 2000. We meet once a month where we exchange experiences, share ideas, distribute pamphlets and share videos on latest therapies and treatments. I also participate on TV programmes, radio and films on mental disorders and offer articles to media. I also share my knowledge with two newly opened support groups from the neighbouring townships, which I lead, including the local Catholic Church Home Based Care Givers Team.

 

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