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Health-e pays tribute to ‘giant’ of medicine Professor Mayosi

July 30, 2018
News  

‘A giant has fallen’: World-renowned cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi committed suicide on Friday.

Op-ed: What you didn’t see at the Esidimeni arbitration

March 20, 2018
News  

The decision of Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in the Life Esidimeni arbitration is an important landmark following more than two years of resistance, negotiation, confrontation, heart break and horror, writes Section27 attorney.

Life Esidimeni: Untold consequences of trauma

February 12, 2018
News  

Families of the 140-plus psychiatric patients who died after being moved from Life Esidimeni facilities to irregularly registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have suffered so much that some themselves are now dying.

Life Esidimeni: A snapshot of the tragedy

December 14, 2017
News  

Here, Health-e has only profiled 10 former Life Esidimeni (LE) patients, and the circumstances around their deaths, but it provides a glimpse into the dignity denied to both mental health care users and their families before, during and after the fatal move.

Sugar and mental health: What’s the link?

November 13, 2017
News  

Severely mentally ill patients are more likely to suffer from diabetes, be obese and have a higher risk of dying young than the general population. Research is increasingly linking diet to mental health. And, reports Amy Green for HEALTH-E NEWS on the eve of World Diabetes Day, sugar is a potent but much-over-looked culprit.

‘Truth over justice’: Amnesty suggested for Esidimeni NGOs

October 24, 2017
News  

A family member of a patient who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy has suggested amnesty be given to implicated non-governmental organisation (NGO) officials in the interests of “getting answers”.

Mental illness stigma fuels suicide say experts

September 27, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide prevention is what discourages people from discussing these topics openly, often discouraging people from seeking the help they need.