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Human rights and mental health in post-apartheid South Africa : lessons from health care professionals working with suicidal inmates in the prison system
(BioMed Central, 2017-10-12)
Background: During the era of apartheid in South Africa, a number of mental health professionals were vocal about the need for socio-economic and political reform. They described the deleterious psychological and social ...
Mental health care providers’ perceptions of the barriers to suicide prevention amongst people with substance use disorders in South Africa : a qualitative study
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background: Substance use is a well-established, and potentially modifiable, risk factor for suicide. Suicide preven- tion interventions are typically framed within the biomedical paradigm and focus on addressing ...
Substance use and self-harm : a cross-sectional study of the prevalence, correlates and patterns of medical service utilisation among patients admitted to a South African hospital
(BioMed Central, 2018-03-06)
Background: Substance use is a potentially modifiable risk factor for suicidal behaviour. Little is known about the epidemiology of substance use among self-harm patients in South Africa. This study set out to collect ...
Common mental disorders and psychological adjustment among individuals seeking HIV testing : a study protocol to explore implications for mental health care systems
(BioMed Central, 2018-04-10)
Background: In an effort to promote greater access to voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, it has become practice in many countries, including South Africa, to establish non-medical testing sites and to de-couple HIV ...