Quote of the week

My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
12 May 2010

Employment opportunities in NGO sector

Employment Opportunities

  • The DG Murray Trust invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Grants Coordinator to be based in Cape Town. The application deadline is 21 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • South African History Online, a non-profit organisation established for the purpose of documenting the unrecorded history of our people, seeks to appoint a Communications and Marketing Officer, to be based in Johannesburg. The application deadline is 25 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation which strives for a world in which all citizens have equal access to resources and opportunities for development, seeks to employ a Programme Officer to be based in Johannesburg. The application deadline is 28 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • To view other vacancies in the NGO sector, click here.
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