mental health

Modern pressures impact on mental health

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[…]

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Suspended mental health director to testify at Esidimeni hearing

One of the three key witnesses in the deaths of 143 mentally ill patients, suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Makgabo Manamela is expected to testify when the Life Esidimeni hearings resume in Parktown, Johannesburg on Monday morning. Manamela, former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and suspended Head of Department Barney Selebano[…]

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Inside Valkenberg: The patients and admission process

In celebrating 125 years of delivering service to patients needing psychiatric treatment, Valkenberg Hospital launched its newly refurbished main historic administration building. Here’s a look into the dynamics behind the operation of the facility, the admission process and the experiences of those who work at the facility. Assistant Manager of[…]

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Little vetting of pilots for mental health: experts

Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of[…]

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