AHRU Suicide Prevention Week
Professor Petrus de Vries, Director of the Adolescent Health Research Unit, recently alluded to suicide as a public health concern particularly among young people. In an interview with Chido Mbambe, from the University of Cape Town, he stated that “it is very important for us to remember that suicide is the second biggest killer of teenagers and young adults, even in South Africa”. The interview with Professors Petrus de Vries and Cathy Mathews, Co-Director of the Unit, was as a build up to suicide prevention week. The full article by Chido Mbambe can be accessed by clicking here.