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Her Media Diary

Jan 17, 2023

Qaanitah Hunter is a multiple award-winning journalist and political editor at News24, South Africa. She is the author of 'Balance of Power: Ramaphosa and the future of South Africa' and recently co-authored a book called 'Eight Days in July: Inside the Zuma unrest that set South Africa alight'. 

In this episode, Qaanitah shares her journey from childhood through her rise to fame and finding a voice to advocate for mental health after battling with depression. 

Qaanitah’s story is that of determination and sacrifice fueled by her childhood desire to reach the peak of her career against all odds. 

This episode is dedicated to every journalist out there who have experienced a decline in their mental health and sincerely wants to be the voice of change towards helping others navigate the media space without losing their true self. 

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List of organisations for support with your mental health

Journalists’s Toolbox _ 

Africa mental health research and training foundation _ 

Mental Health Foundation_ Website: 

Mind _ 

Strongminds _ 

Mental Health America _ 

National Institute of Mental Health _ 

Active minds _ 

National Alliance on Mental Illness _ 

Rethink Mental Illness _