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Who are we?

Welcome to the Ithemba Foundation.

The Ithemba Foundation is a non-profit entity (Registration number: 2012/171250/08; PBO number: 930/048/019) with the public benefit goals of

  • raising awareness of depression as a biological illness, and
  • raising funds for research on depression.

If depression is the illness of despair, then we need to constantly focus on HOPE (Ithemba means hope in isiXhosa). Every individual can be an agent of HOPE by talking openly about depression to break the silence and the stigma around this biological illness which can become fatal. Two awareness raising projects are the annual Hope Hike in October and the “Skyblue for Hope” awareness ribbon.

Do you know the five signs of emotional suffering?

Sudden personality changes,
Unusually anxious, angry, agitated or moody temperament,
Withdrawal or isolation from others,
Neglecting themselves or behaving in a risky manner,
Hopelessness or overwhelmed by circumstances.

Go to http://www.changedirection.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Five-signs_Color_April-2016_Avenir.pdf to learn more.

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