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.
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.
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
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