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Mental and emotional help resources

General Links

Stigma and mental health

Personal stories

  • Zanele talks about her personal story of her father’s suicide. 
  • Dikeledi writes about her struggle with depression.

Social skills

step-by-step guide for those who find social skills very difficult to understand.

Student-specific topics

An international guide to common mental health issues that occur for students in tertiary education.

Post-colonial Mental Health

Written by Wits lecturer, Professor Garth Stevens, this article looks at the impact of colonisation on mental health.

Resources on Campus

  • Wits Food Programme - is available to all students as a service, and exists to meet the needs of students who experience food insecurity on campus. You can access the programme through the WCCO 
  • Gender Equity Office provides information on Gender-Based Harm (including sexual assault and rape) 

Useful local organisations

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