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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.

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.

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