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Mental Health in the Press (South Africa)

SADAG is dedicated to creating awareness around mental health through various press and media to reach more people throughout South Africa - via newspaper, online, radio, magazine and TV. Read some of the recent articles on mental health in SA and across the globe

- The families and patients of the Starwood Clinic are concerned about the relocation of the mental health care facility in Phoenix. Read more about the concerns over relocation in an article by Nadia Khan at independent online.
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- 'That afternoon I started planning my suicide': A local mom's account of suicidal ideation. As mother of three wrote to us to tell of her experience of suicidal ideation, sharing that she "can totally relate to this poor woman”. Read more in an article by Parent24.
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- End of year burnout: how to spot it and take action
People exhibiting early signs of exhaustion due to pandemic. Read more in an article by Nombuso Kumalo at Sowetan Live.
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- Spotlight on mental health. Now, as we are still in the grip of a global pandemic, there has been an unprecedented strain on collective and individual psyches from adapting to lockdown to the grief over the loss of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in an article by Alicestine October at Spotlight.
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- Marathon man reaches halfway mark. Sadag encourages people to show their support as Henry Cock continues on his journey to bring the title home. Read more in an article by Fourways Review.
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- The Challenges of Student Mental Health. There is growing concern over mental health issues affecting college students worldwide and World Mental Health Day on 10 October each year hopes to raise public awareness about such issues. Read more in an article by iafrica.
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