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Gauteng increases mental health spending after Esidimeni crisis

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy tabled a R108bn budget for the province, which included R10bn added to the baseline of departments to meet increased demand...

By Genevieve Quintal 8 Mar 2017

The Esidimeni 94

A press statement from the CEO of COHSASA, Ms Jacqui Stewart, on the report of the Office of the Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, No guns: 94+ silent deaths and still counting...

Issued by COHSASA 13 Feb 2017

Gauteng Health HOD suspended

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has placed the Head of the Department of Health, Dr Tiego Selebano, on precautionary suspension in line with the recommendation of the Heath Ombudsman...

9 Feb 2017

SASOP calls for action on the state of mental health

An urgent call to overhaul of the entire mental healthcare system in Gauteng has been made by the SASOP, in response to the health ombud's report on the deaths of mentally ill patients...

9 Feb 2017

Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

With so many children starting school, parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms of ADHD to ensure they don't go unnoticed – and untreated...

18 Jan 2017

Drug education and why it is important to every individual

With illegal drugs easily made available to anyone looking for them, it is important that people focus on raising awareness about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

UN castigates DoH for Esidimeni deaths

The UN said the deaths of psychiatric patients is a human rights violation resulting from poor planning...

6 Dec 2016

Social contracts and treating mental illness

Psychiatrists need to "think out of the box" when treating mentally ill patients, such as working together with communities and respecting patients...

28 Nov 2016

Changing the status quo in mental health treatment

When a patient with whom he thought he had a good rapport punched him in the face, Dr Manaan Kar Ray found himself ashamed, mentally exhausted, and anxious...

23 Nov 2016

The battle for better mental health care

AU chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma urged the WHO to back the bid for the World Bank to switch from loans to grants to fund health projects...

21 Nov 2016

Health MEC breaks her silence on psychiatric patients

In June 2015, Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, announced that the department would terminate its contract with private hospital group, Life Healthcare...

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez 10 Nov 2016

PTSD: What every employer needs to know

It is essential that employers understand the difference between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of work-related stress or fatigue, and recognise if their employees are suffering from this stress-related illness...

12 Oct 2016

#GlobalMentalHealth: Stress impacts corporate bottom line

Burnout is responsible for a loss of earnings estimated at R40,6bn, equalling 2,2% of the country's annual GDP...

10 Oct 2016

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