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MENTAL HEALTH – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

MENTAL HEALTH – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

On Sunday, 10 October, we observe ‘Mental Health Awareness Day’.  Sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is an annual awareness campaign with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts to support mental well-being, prevent mental ill-health, respond to mental distress and reduce inequalities and discrimination. …

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DEMENTIA – A ‘FAMILY’ ILLNESS, WITH A FAR-REACHING IMPACT

DEMENTIA – A ‘FAMILY’ ILLNESS, WITH A FAR-REACHING IMPACT

Tuesday, 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day – a day in which organisations around the world focus their efforts on raising awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia. “Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia,” says Dr Heather Rauch, a clinical social worker with her doctorate in social work, and member of SAASWIPP (South African Association for…

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‘SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY’ – A GLOBAL DAY OF COMMITMENT AND ACTIONS TO HELP PREVENT DEATH BY SUICIDES

‘SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY’ – A GLOBAL DAY OF COMMITMENT AND ACTIONS TO HELP PREVENT DEATH BY SUICIDES

Observed annually on 10 September since 2003, ‘Suicide Prevention Day’ calls on global commitment and actions in the quest to try and help prevent suicides. Whilst historically taboo, discussions around suicide and suicide itself have become increasingly less so in recent years, with far greater access to information and a much deeper understanding about suicide…

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