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Mental health in SA

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.

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.

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.

Psychopaths: Who are they?

All psychopaths aren't necessarily cold blooded killers. We all know people who don't commit crimes, but make the life of their nearest and dearest a living hell.

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