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Let’s Talk about Depression this World Health Day 7th April SADAG joins the Global Conversation World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk”. About 1 in 6 South Africans suffer from Depression – although…

The beginning of the year is an especially hard time for many teens. With exam results, their future into adulthood looming and the myriad of stress that comes with being a teenager. SADAG understands this and in the teen suicide prevention week, they along with partners are offering many workshops and tools to help those that…

The sad and disturbing deaths of 26 mental health patients during relocation to another facility.  Bringing the total of mentally disabled deaths in Gauteng to 36 over recent months. The Department of Health has launched an investigation into the deaths stating that the cause and appropriate people responsible are to be held accountable for the tragedy…

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) suicide helpline was on the verge of shutting down in January and the first half of February due to a lack of funds. The suicide helpline takes in roughly 400 calls per day for people with thoughts or contemplating suicide. The running costs of phone lines alone…

How long have you been at the head of SADAG? I started SADAG in 1994, at the encouragement of Prof Michael Berk, who was my psychiatrist. I had had massive Panic attacks for ten years without the right treatment, but when I got the treatment, (medication from the psychiatrist,) I became well within four weeks….

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