Thursday, March 16, 2017

Yvette Adams

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Addressing mental illness in African communities

In an attempt to break the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly in seniors, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag), together with Aspen Pharmacare, held a Mental Health Awareness Day in Diepsloot in the north of Johannesburg last week. Speaking at the event, Anne Rajcoomar, Sadag project co-ordinator for…

In "South African Bipolar News"
Resources for South Africans with Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health Information Line - 0800 567 56 South African Government: Admission to a mental health institution (Info also available in Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga.) Info about Disability Grants Mental Health Information Centre Find mental health service providers Provincial mental health societies. Medical aid…

In "South African Bipolar News"

Despite the fact that more than one million South Africans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it is still a misunderstood and often stigmatised chronic illness. To raise awareness about the disorder, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) has 'declared' 26 May as Bipolar Awareness Day in an…

Yvette Adams

Yvette is your average 29 year old mother to 3 young boys and wife to a loving husband. She cooks well and knows how to change a diaper in her sleep. She has bipolar type 1 and was diagnosed 3 years ago and subsequently dropped out of university. She then worked two years as an IT audit professional before leaving the corporate world to be a full time mother. Like most people, she had been battling with her illness but decided to go public with her status anyway. She has since then blogged openly about her experiences and will be launching a site where a community of bloggers and other ordinary South Africans will be sharing their stories later this year (Our Lived Experience. OLE for short. She writes short stories and works on her memoir part-time.