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Research data: MENTAL HEALTH
2021 What does social support sound like?: challenges and opportunities for using passive episodic audio collection to assess the social environment
In qualitative interviews, mothers described a range of positive and negative social interactions and the sounds that accompanied these. Pot...Download this report
2020 Pathways from witnessing community violence to mental health problems among South African adolescents
The intersection of violence exposure and mental health problems is a public health crisis for South African (SA) adolescents. Understanding...
2020 Living through global trauma: why South Africa needs a public mental-health response to COVID-19
The mental-health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic form a significant part of the overall health risk. Failure to put in place measures to m...