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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM Volume 9 Issue 1

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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Kayla on 011 234 4837  media@anxiety.org.za


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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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Connection Academy 

An Introduction to Mental Health

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Today we speak with Cassey Chambers - the operations director of Africa’s largest mental health organisation: SADAG (The South African Depression & Anxiety Group). Cassey believes that “everyone should be informed about mental health”, yet as we know - that isn’t the reality. This gap in education on mental health results in many people not feeling a sense of connection and support in their lives, and not knowing a way forward. You can think of today’s conversation as that lesson on Mental Health that many of us never had while we were in school.

Our conversation touches on points such as:

  1. What is mental health?
  2. What are some of the signs/symptoms of a mental health concern?
  3. How can we better support one another -  what does it look like to have a conversation on mental health with someone you care for?
  4. What role does stigma play in us taking action on mental health concerns?
  5. Some practical tips to 'check-in' with ourselves and take care of our wellbeing

Mental Health is one of the fastest-growing global health concerns, hence this is an important conversation which we should all be having. If you feel this episode would benefit someone you know - do share a link with them.

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