6 different types of depression and how they are treated

The often misunderstood illness manifests itself in many ways, and identifying the nature of one’s depression is an important step to treatment. Here are six of the most common variants.

Published: December 4, 2018 / 5 Comments

Why a BPsych Degree is a better option

With a lot of discussion about the dire state of mental health in South Africa, SACAP has recently launched a 4-year Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) degree. It was inspired by the need to accelerate the training of counsellors that are equipped to deal with South Africa’s unique mental health crisis.

Published: November 28, 2018 / 302 Comments

The signs of depression in women

Research shows that about one in five women develop depression at some point in their lives. In fact, women are nearly twice as likely as men to experience a major depressive disorder. What, then, are the factors that make women more predisposed to depression than men?

Published: November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Clinical versus situational depression: What’s the difference?

Despite their similarities situational depression and clinical depression are not the same. They vary in terms of cause, duration and…

Published: November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

What young adults need to know about cyberbullying in South Africa

South Africa has the 4th highest rate of cyberbullying in the world. What does this mean for young adults and what can they do about it?

Published: November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The shocking state of mental health in South Africa in 2018

However limited, looking at what evidence we do have, one can safely conclude that the state of country’s mental wellbeing is in severe crisis. Yet, despite the acute need for it, South Africa’s mental healthcare resources are wholly unequipped to handle the burden placed on them.

Published: October 23, 2018 / 29 Comments