Welcome to the Mental Health Information Centre (MHIC)
The MHIC has been in operation since 1995 and is situated in the MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town.
Feel free to browse the site, utilize the resources and contact us with any comments or queries.
October is Mental Health Awareness Month and 10 October is World Mental Health Day. This year the theme is ‘Mental Health and Older People’. Click here to read more.
We are also conducting a study on Mental Illness and Stigma in South Africa and need volunteers and participants to help with this. If you are interested, please call or e-mail us.
Stress today, dementia tomorrow? The Star Press 20/10/2013
Moving beyond the DSM paradigm of mental health care boston.com 15/10/2013
Stres hoef nie jou vyand te wees nie – jy kan dit tot jou voordeel inspan Die Burger 25/09/2013
Leiers wat lag vaar beter Die Burger 24/09/2013
Hartseer kan ‘hart breek’ : Depressie verhoog jou risiko Die Burger 22/09/2013
Study reveals how schizophrenia affects the brain Medical News Today 16/09/2013
Dié pasiënte se opname is glo traumaties Volksblad 16/09/2013
Anxiety In Your Head Could Come From Your Gut ABC News 13/09/2013
Therapy Over Meds for OCD Daily Rx 11/09/2013
Gut Feelings: Bacteria and the Brain DANA Foundation 01/07/2013
Mental illness a threat to US’s future Business Day 29/07/2013
Getting ZZZ’s isn’t as easy as ABC Mail and Guardian 02/08/2013
Horse therapy helps people surmount personal obstacles thestar.com 01/08/2013
Prozac nation Dramatic rise in anti-depressants use The Sun 30/07/2013
Mental illness – a threat to US future Business Day 29/07/2013
Obsessive-compulsive disorder not fully understood Daily News 21/07/2013