The Life Esidimeni online memorial and advocacy project website was launched on Thursday 20 May to mark Mental Health Action Day and to keep the stories of the 144 mentally ill patients who died alive.
Many people’s mental health has been negatively affected by the pandemic. One local man, who suffered from anxiety related to COVID-19, aims to set a world record running to raise money for a mental health charity.
Large breasts are celebrated in a patriarchal society that objectifies women’s bodies. But, for these four women, having uncomfortably large breasts has caused painful and embarrassing situations throughout their lives.
With South Africa’s Covid-19 cases nearing the 900 000 mark, Health-e News virtually sat down with a graduate student from the University of Cape Town (UCT). lance-selae august recently tested positive for COVID-19 despite taking necessary precautions.
The Free State Department of Health held a campaign in Warden to highlight mental health issues and the challenges of substance abuse. Community members attending the event shared their struggles.
While Covid-19 has a high recovery rate, the experiences of those of who have been infected differ greatly. Survivors not only experienced the physical effects of the virus, but the mental strain too.
Staff say that a Covid-19 infection surge in the staff and patient population, coupled with a previous lack of personal protective equipment is not conducive to the treatment of Covid-19 patients.