South African Federation for Mental Health would like to inform the public about the Mental Health Watch project, which has been created to allow easy and accessible reporting of human rights violations.
As always when we come to the end of another financial year, we take some time to reflect on the goals we’ve achieved and challenges we’ve faced during the past year - all to ensure the improvement of the lives of persons living with Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness.
The “STOP STOCKOUTS” campaign addresses the frequent occurrence of medications being out of stock at local clinics and hospitals, but also addresses the instances where patients are: turned away and referred elsewhere; given insufficient medication supply;
Young children fear imaginary monsters under the bed. As we grow older the ’monsters’ take on different shapes. We may fear for our health, job security, safety, the devastating loss of a loved one, being able to retire comfortably, and much more.
With Youth Day being commemorated on 16 June, the South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) wants to send a special message to the Youth of South Africa, informing them about what Schizophrenia is, the warning signs and symptoms and where to find help.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bipolar Disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world. However many people either have a misconception about the disorder or are unaware of its existence.