Mental Health Awareness Month

Four ways to protect your mental health during South Africa’s third wave

July is Mental Health Awareness Month and as we endure the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, there has never been a better time to focus on mental well-being. The stress, anxiety and isolation resulting from yet another lockdown are taking a toll on everyone. Experience tells us that this too shall pass, but …

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

July is Mental Illness Awareness Month. Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a critical issue in South Africa. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa …

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If you are depressed, does it mean you have a disability?

July is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity for Disability Connect to profile depression, one of the most prominent mental illnesses globally, and to confirm that in some cases, depression can and should be declared a disability. If you suffer from a mental illness like depression, does it mean you have a disability? According to an …

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