Home > Mental health > Mental health in SA Mental health in SA SA psychologists need to get involved at grassroot level South African psychologists need to become more engaged in advocating for social justice to respond to the challenges faced by the majority of people living in South Africa, according to a community service clinical psychologist. Who will look after my disabled child while I work? This is the question one mother asked the SA Federation for Mental Health. With the Department of Health promising more money for the special school sector, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for many desperate parents. The children who may never sit for their matric exams... Education remains out of reach for more than half-a-million children living with disabilities who may never get the chance to make it to matric. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Why are people in SA trying to kill themselves? There are 230 serious attempts at suicide in South Africa daily, while 23 people kill themselves. An expert explains why mental health issues need to be addressed especially in males. Abuse of mentally ill patient: SAHRC must act The SA Human Rights Commission has been called on to get involved in the alleged assault of a mentally ill teen by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Ex-girlfriend slams Oscar as violent maniac Oscar Pistorius's ex-girlfriend has published a damning account of her life with the convicted killer. How do psychopaths get the way they are? Scans of psychopaths’ brains show there's no activity in the fibres that connect the frontal lobe and the limbic system. In addition there's often abnormal activity in the limbic system. South Africa struggles to manage mental illness Mental illness is often sidelined in South Africa due to an inadequate workforce – however cost effective interventions and enhanced health systems would enable adequate delivery of mental health services. Mental Health Watch reporting system is launched in SA To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, the South African Federation for Mental Health has launched the Mental Health Watch project, which has been created to allow easy and accessible reporting of human rights violations. Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book? Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!