The State of Mental Health Care in South Africa: What we need

The statement “There is no health without mental health” made by the World Health Organization highlights the importance of taking care of both our mental and physical health. Health services in South Africa are improving for many physical health problems but remain weak and limited for mental health services. Currently the majority of the budget Read more about The State of Mental Health Care in South Africa: What we need[…]

Adolescent mental health in the face of multiple risk

While working on this piece and discussing the idea of adolescent mental health with friends not working in the mental healthcare sector, it became clear that even for some of the most educated the idea of mental health is inherently about pathology. This got me thinking about whether awareness efforts from the 1977 WHO Alma Read more about Adolescent mental health in the face of multiple risk[…]