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Community visits

During the month of August, The South African Mental Health Advocacy Movement (SAMHAM), will be conducting visits to the communities of Middelburg, Nelspruit and Lydenburg. These visits will look at educating and empowering mental health care users in these communities. Charlene Sunkel, Programme Manager for Advocacy and Development at the South African Federation for Mental Health, will be conducting the visits and facilitating the empowerment sessions.

News and events

Schitzophrenia 'Stop Stockouts' campaign launched
The 'Stop Stockouts’ campaign has been initiated by PHANGO (Patient Health Alliance of Non-Governmental Organisation) in response to the frequent occurrence of medications being out of stock at clinics and hospitals.

Brain diagram Help for those who are afraid
As we grow older childhood fears take on a different form. We may fear for our health, job security, safety, the devastating loss of a loved one, being able to retire comfortably, and much more.

Schitzophrenia Youth and Schizophrenia
With Youth Day being commemorated on 16 June, we want to send a special message to the Youth of South Africa, informing them about Schizophrenia – the warning signs and symptoms and where to find help.

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According to the World Health Organisation, 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.

Charlene Sunkel shares her thoughts on schizophrenia

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Read about Charlene's life with Mental Illness

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