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Our Department aims to be a leading department of academic excellence that produces transformative and integrative teaching, research, healthcare and public service relevant to mental illness and well-being in local, African and global contexts.
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South Africa’s unique history, characterised by apartheid, a form of constitutional racial segregation and exploitation, and a long period of political violence and state-sponsored oppression ending only in 1994, suggests a high level of trauma...
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Mail & Guardian 200 young South Africans

Dr Eugene Lee Davids, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Adolescent Health Research Unit, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He was most recently listed in the Mail & Guardian as one of 200 young South Africans.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 13:30
Death by maladministration

Death by administration: an important category of patient mortality. A letter to the editor of the South African Medical Journal...

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 13:30
Teen suicide in the spotlight

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), suicide is the second most common cause of death in teenagers and young adults between 10 and 24 years. According to WHO, around a million people commit suicide each year, and it is predicted that by 2020 this figure will rise to 1.53 million.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 17:15
Savings in mental healthcare cost lives

With 94+ patients dead and more displaced, the Health Ombudsman calls for justice. The release of the Health Ombudsman, Professor Makgoba’s, report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients in the Gauteng province has triggered an outcry.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 17:15

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