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Read more about trichotillomania (hairpulling disorder) in MHM by Prof Christine Lochner


‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’

Almost a third of the South African population will present with a mental disorder such as depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia during their lifetime.

World Mental Health Day


Caring for our Carers – Join the CS4D initiative

It’s almost time! Start the conversation about the mental health of the medical profession and medical students by wearing your […]

World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2018

YOUNG PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of […]

Prof Mayosi

As students, and especially as medical students, you will know that depression is a clinical, biological disease, and that as […]

Varsity Sports – SpeakUP 2018 Messaging

At Varsity Sports we take mental health seriously. Athletes need to be in the ‘right’ headspace on and off the […]

Join our research on hair-pulling disorder (TTM)

Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder, or TTM) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by pulling hair from one or more body areas, resulting […]

Cortical abnormalities associated with pediatric and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder: findings from the ENIGMA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder working group

Read article Boedhoe et al_Dec 2017_ENIGMA_OCD_cortical_press release

October is Mental Health Awareness Month
– Mental Health In The Workplace

October is Mental Health Awareness month. The World Federation for Mental Health’s theme for 2017 is Mental Health in the […]

Mental Health Topics

In partnership with:

University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town