“No Word for ‘Depression'”: Justice in Mental Health in South Africa

Written by Aimee Fouche //  The topic of mental health in South Africa (SA) is complex. It is riddled with a lack of both qualified professionals and funding from the state and employment opportunities. Not to have sufficient mental health care services in a violent country like South Africa is obviously a gross injustice. This … Continue reading “No Word for ‘Depression'”: Justice in Mental Health in South Africa

School Counselors: Making Mental Health Care Accessible to Youth

Written by Orlando Dobbin //  “You had a parent who died too!?” said Jasmine* in the grief support group I facilitated during my school counseling internship last spring for three kindergarteners and two first graders. Jasmine was having a really tough Kindergarten year. She was constantly in trouble, starting to fall behind academically, and struggling in … Continue reading School Counselors: Making Mental Health Care Accessible to Youth

Seeing People: The Cry of Justice Screams “Worthy”

Written by Camilla Friend //  Under the beautiful mask of majestic mountains and quaint buildings lies the fragile and broken heart of the town of Stellenbosch. With one of the highest Gini coefficients (a statistical measurement of inequality) in South Africa, where the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor live in close … Continue reading Seeing People: The Cry of Justice Screams “Worthy”