Welcome to the Mental Health Information Centre
Our site provides information on various mental health related issues, as well as an extensive database of health care professionals with a specialisation in mental health. We welcome mental health service providers in Southern Africa to register themselves on our database by going to the ‘service provider database’ page.
Our goal is to address stigma associated with mental illness by raising mental health awareness in South African communities. We also strive to be actively involved in connecting mental health professionals, as well as promoting clinicial awareness of mental health issues.
The MHIC has been in operation since 1995 and is situated at the Health Sciences Faculty, University of Stellenbosch. We work closely with the MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders.
Feel free to browse the site, utilize the resources and contact us with any comments or queries.
We are also conducting a study on Mental Illness and Stigma in South Africa and need volunteers to help with this. If you are interested, please call or e-mail us.
Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq Doctors Without Borders 30 April 2013
Hoe om liefde aan ‘n Alzheimer lyer te betoon Oos-Rand Beeld 24 April 2013
Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative The DANA Foundation
Psychiatric Drug Development: Diagnosing a Crisis The DANA Foundation
Gespanne werkers gebruik toenemend medikasie Die Burger 10 April 2013
Thatcher’s battle with dementia The Sidney Morning Herald 9 April 2013
Where Have All the Normals Gone? The Huffington Post 10 April 2013
Sê jou sê, eerder as om op te krop Beeld 8 April 2013
Van dien na breekpunt Beeld 1 April 2013
Drugs giants bend the truth The Times 19 March 2013
‘Smart drugs’ rife at universities Mail & Guardian Health 20 to 27 March 2013
Apparaat in brein stuur seine teen anoreksie Die Burger 20 Maart 2013
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Sufferer Calls For More Attention, Discussion International Business Times 10 April 2013
I don’t mourn the Test career I lost to depression, says former England opener Trescothick MailOnline 10 April 2013
Explaining how extra virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s disease ACS News 20 March 2013
Genesing vir anoreksie Volksblad 19 Maart 2013
Om liewer die lewe in te stap Volksblad 17 Maart 2013
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Mishandelaar kán sy gedrag verander Beeld 12 Maart 2013
Epilepsy’s Big Fat Answer The DANA Foundation 1 March 2013
Bipolar disorder patients spend years looking for correct diagnosis Redding.com 6 March 2013
The Real Cost of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Epoch Times 18 February 2013
Depression Can Be Worst Part of Parkinson’s PsychCentral 3 December 2012
Stimulant use in students SAMJ December 2012
In New Study, Time Is Of the Essence In Blocking PTSD 28 November 2012
Scientists identify depression and anxiety biomarker in youths University of Cambridge 28 November 2012