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I wanted to kill myself when I finally realised I was gay

by: admin - 17 May 2017

I wanted to kill myself when I finally realised I was gay

This post was written anonymously by a fan of the show, MTV Shuga: “I am a 21 year old male, studying engineering in one of the top universities in Nairobi, Kenya. Reggie’s character (played by Given Stuurman in MTV Shuga) really touched me as it is a duplicate of the life I live. I am born...

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These photographers are tackling depression through their work

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 17 August 2016

These photographers are tackling depression through their work

There’s still a stigma attached to mental illness in the black community. Some don’t even recognise it as a sickness – you are usually told you are being weak, especially if you are a man, because you are stereotypically expected to be strong. Three South African artists are using their lenses – stills and video...

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Sade Giliberti’s Stains of Pain

by: Nomsa Motale - 25 April 2014

Sade Giliberti’s Stains of Pain

“This feels so good…” I thought to myself when I saw blood dripping down onto the floor. I stared at the razor, thinking how can something so painful bring so much pleasure. For some reason the razor blade made all of my problems vanish for that split second. All the anger and disappointment I felt...

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Depression the new plague?

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 14 March 2014

Depression the new plague?

Yesterday I was at Umqhele Secondary School in Ivory Park, Midrand where The South African Depression and Anxiety Group(SADAG) was giving a talk on teen depression and suicide. I went to a few classes and listened to different volunteers give the talks but the one that stood out for me was given by a woman...

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Beyond the surface

by: Nomsa Motale - 10 December 2013

Beyond the surface

Her throat felt dry, she was dehydrated from all the tears she soaked onto her pillow at night. Somehow she was at war with herself, constantly shifting her mindset into thinking positive thoughts. But in the next moment thinking that something was wrong with her. Why couldn’t she get over things like everybody else? Why...

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