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Mental Health Information Centre - Southern Africa

Southern Africa’s Mental Health Awareness Initiative

Welcome to the Mental Health Information Centre (MHIC)

The MHIC has been in operation since 1995 and is situated in the MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town.

Feel free to browse the site, utilize the resources and contact us with any comments or queries.

Our first Awareness Campaign for 2014 will be Brain Awareness Week 10-16 March. Visit www.dana.org for more information.

Our research

Interested in Our research? Contact  mhic@sun.ac.za if you want to join as a research participant in our research studies.

We are also conducting a study on Mental Illness and Stigma in South Africa and need volunteers and participants to help with this. If you are interested, please call or e-mail us.

In the news……

Is It Just Nerves—Or an Anxiety Disorder?  health.com 25/02/2014

Poverty and cognition: How the poor get poorer  www.dana.org 25/02/2014


HIV/AIDS fueling mental illness – doctors AllAfrica 19/02/2014

South Africa: Waxing Lyrical AllAfrica 04/02/2014

Teen brains hyper-wired for rewards Health24.com 16/01/2014

Stress today, dementia tomorrow? The Star Press 20/10/2013

Moving beyond the DSM paradigm of mental health care  boston.com 15/10/2013

GOOD HEALTH: When perfectionism goes too far: Spotting the signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  Mailonline 30/09/2013

Stres hoef nie jou vyand te wees nie – jy kan dit tot jou voordeel inspan Die Burger 25/09/2013

Leiers wat lag vaar beter Die Burger 24/09/2013

Hartseer kan ‘hart breek’ : Depressie verhoog jou risiko Die Burger 22/09/2013

Study reveals how schizophrenia affects the brain Medical News Today 16/09/2013

Dié pasiënte se opname is glo traumaties  Volksblad 16/09/2013

Anxiety In Your Head Could Come From Your Gut  ABC News 13/09/2013

Therapy Over Meds for OCD  Daily Rx 11/09/2013

Gut Feelings: Bacteria and the Brain DANA Foundation 01/07/2013

Mental Health Topics

In partnership with:

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