Six months after being hit by a car during a morning run, sustaining head and knee injuries, Mmatshepo Seoka this week completed her first marathon. “It was amazing and it was difficult, I won’t lie,” the 25-year-old said of the 42km Wally Hayward Marathon. After Seoka set off on November[…]
NATIONAL Most Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital still have symptoms a month later, according to SA’s first study of “long Covid”. Fatigue was reported by more than two-thirds of the 1,448 people in the study published this week in a National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) bulletin. A quarter of[…]
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) said on Tuesday it had been receiving a higher number of calls from people under stress since the start of a five week national lockdown to April 30 enforced by the government to try and reduce new transmissions of Covid-19. In a[…]
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says that while many in South Africa celebrate the festive holiday season, many continue to suffer from severe depression and anxiety and actually feel worse during this time – especially the elderly. SADAG spokesperson, Cassey Chambers explained that anniversaries of deaths, first[…]
Do you often feel your daily activities become overwhelming? Are the “usual stresses” becoming too much for you to handle? Do you experience random boosts in energy and motivation, only for it to die down fairly quickly? Well, you could be among thousands left depressed by modern-day life. Although traumatic[…]
University of Cape Town Associate Professor, Simone Honikman says more can be done in the treatment and prevention of postnatal depression. This kind of depression is experienced by mothers after giving birth. Honikam, who is also the Director of the university’s Perinatal Mental Health Project, says mothers who do not[…]
The University of Cape Town has instituted action against a staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook that he wanted to rape and kill his 2-year-old child while he was suffering from depression. UCT spokesperson Gerda Kruger said on Tuesday that the institution was treating the matter as urgent and[…]
As World Mental Health Day was marked on Monday, very little attention was given to victims of domestic abuse who, as a result of their abuse, suffer from depression in isolation. In response to the silence on sufferers of depression, the Saartjie Baartman Centre is calling on Cape Flats communities[…]
Members of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s family believe deep depression and shame over an drunken driving charge may have led him to go on a rampage in which five U.S. servicemen died last week, a source close to the family said on Tuesday. In seeking to understand what motivated last Thursday’s[…]
As the reality of the final matric results begins to set in for the class of 2014, concerns now turn to those students whose results fell short of expectations. Many are expected to battle with uncertainty and depression after failing to meet the high expectations place on them by family[…]
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