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Dealing with depression over the festive season

The Festive Season is often associated with love and joy; families spending time together, delicious food, beautiful gifts, and enjoying some time away from work or school. However, for many people the December Christmas period can be a lonely and depressing time. High expectations, increased financials pressure, and difficult family relationships are just some of … Continue reading Dealing with depression over the festive season

PRESS RELEASE: SAFMH CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SHOW COMMITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Every year the 3rd of December is commemorated as International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). As part of the Disability Month activities that have been taking place over the past few weeks, Government has been drawing attention to the fact that this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Release of the White Paper … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: SAFMH CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SHOW COMMITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE

PRESS RELEASE: SAFMH STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESENTATION ON MENTAL HEALTH IN SA

PRESS RELEASE: SAFMH STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESENTATION ON MENTAL HEALTH IN SA The SA Federation for Mental Health this week took part in the National Investigative Hearings on Mental Health, which took place from the 14th to the 15th of November at the South African Human Rights Commission Head office in Johannesburg. SAFMH would like to … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: SAFMH STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESENTATION ON MENTAL HEALTH IN SA

Video: Mental Health in SA

This video by Progression gives a visual breakdown of some important mental health statistics for South Africa.  It highlights why mental health is an important topic that needs more attention and support!

Share your self-representation story for National Disability Month

Disability Rights Awareness Month has started and the theme is Strengthening Self-Representation! National Disability Rights Awareness Month is commemorated from 3 November to 3 December, and 3 December as National Day of Persons with Disabilities on the national events calendar. Would you like to share your story about how you have self-represented as a young … Continue reading Share your self-representation story for National Disability Month

PRESS RELEASE – MANAGING CHRONIC STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Every year October is commemorated as Mental Health Awareness month, and this year the SA Federation for Mental Health focused on Mental Health in the Workplace. Throughout the month there was great interest from organisations and the public, and we encourage organisations to visit our website and make use of the information available to continue … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE – MANAGING CHRONIC STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Breaking the Stigma and Shame of Mental Illness | Kitty Westin | TEDxFargo

Kitty Westin, a licensed psychologist, founded the Anna Westin Foundation (now known as The Emily Program Foundation) following the death from anorexia of her daughter, Anna, in 2000. Soon after Anna’s death the foundation opened Minnesota’s first residential treatment program for eating disorders; The Anna Westin House. Kitty is an advocate for people affected by … Continue reading Breaking the Stigma and Shame of Mental Illness | Kitty Westin | TEDxFargo

PRESS RELEASE: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY – MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

PRESS RELEASE: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY – MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE 10 October is commemorated around the world as Mental Health Day, and this year the SA Federation for Mental Health is focusing on Mental Health in the Workplace. A great deal of research has been done to show the negative impacts that mental … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY – MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE