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Ups and downs of bipolar disorder

April 2, 2019

Mpumalanga – Ndumiso Prince Cele turned to alcohol and drugs in an attempt to cope with the “shame” of suffering from bipolar disorder.

Dros rape accused perpetuates mental health stigma

November 12, 2018

The alleged Dros rapist’s defence lawyer is trying to blame his client’s behaviour on a bipolar diagnosis. But while many people associate mental illness with violence those who are mentally ill are much more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, reports HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.

Documentary Premiere: Dignity Denied

August 16, 2016
Mental Health   Video  

When the Gauteng Department of Health terminated its contract with private health service provider, Life Esidimeni, hundreds of mentally ill patients were placed in the care of people ill-equipped to look after them.

Through the looking glass: ‘I was living an unliveable life’

June 24, 2015
Mental Health  

In the latest installment of her regular mental health blog, Jocelyn Fryer writes about how she lost – and found – her voice after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Maternal mental health: Baby and bipolar

May 6, 2015
Mental Health   OurHealth   Women's Health  

Exams, pregnancy and a new baby – life for 17-year-old Busi Sibande* had been hectic, which is why her family thought nothing of her strange behavior until the new mum was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.